Biking Tips

When you’re biking, be a PAL and follow these tips:

Photo: bicyclist and bus

  • Obey all traffic signals, signs and lane markings.
  • Ride on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic. Pass slower moving or stopped vehicles on their left.
  • Ride far enough away from the curb to stay clear of opening car doors, potholes, debris and sewer grates and to maintain a straight line.
  • Be alert, scan the route ahead for traffic, opening car doors, pedestrians and obstacles on the road surface.
  • Ride predictably so that others can see you and predict your movements. Use hand signals to indicate turns.
  • Make eye contact with motorists and pedestrians before crossing paths.
  • Except when signaling, always keep both hands on the handlebars and be ready to brake. Use secure racks or packs for carrying items or packages.
  • Go slower and use caution when the road is wet or icy, or when visibility limited.
  • Be visible; use lights, and reflectors are required when riding at night. Brightly colored or reflective clothing can help increase visibility.
  • Avoid bicycling upon sidewalks, especially in areas where motorists may not expect bicyclists or may have obstructed visibility.
  • Keep your bicycle in good working condition. Also, only ride a bicycle that is sized and adjusted to fit you.

Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

Upcoming Events
8th Annual Move Me Festival

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Car-Free Diet at Civitan Open Air Market

Saturday, April 1, 2017

National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Workshop: W&OD Bridge Over Lee Hwy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6-8 p.m.

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
382
14th Street Bridge
1503
Arlington Mill Trail
193
Ballston Connector
155
Bluemont Connector
116
CC Connector
464
Clarendon EB bike lane
133
Custis Bon Air Park
552
Custis Rosslyn
936
Fairfax EB bike lane
108
Joyce St NB
18
Joyce St SB
19
Key Bridge East
679
Key Bridge West
499
Military NB bike lane
14
Military SB bike lane
18
MVT Airport South
1190
Quincy NB bike lane
50
Quincy SB bike lane
49
Roosevelt Bridge
299
Rosslyn Bikeometer
836
TR Island Bridge
707
WOD Bon Air Park
345
WOD Bon Air West
667
WOD Columbia Pike
348
WOD East Falls Church
511
Wilson WB bike lane
163

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
412
14th Street Bridge
204
Arlington Mill Trail
483
Ballston Connector
322
Bluemont Connector
496
CC Connector
365
Custis Bon Air Park
353
Custis Rosslyn
412
Joyce St NB
59
Joyce St SB
91
Key Bridge East
1813
Key Bridge West
1043
MVT Airport South
360
Roosevelt Bridge
78
TR Island Bridge
403
WOD Bon Air Park
391
WOD Bon Air West
530
WOD Columbia Pike
409
WOD East Falls Church
551

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1738782
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program