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?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

League of American Cyclists

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
647
14th Street Bridge
2429
Arlington Mill Trail
275
Ballston Connector
342
Bluemont Connector
215
CC Connector
809
Clarendon EB bike lane
208
Custis Bon Air Park
359
Custis Rosslyn
1791
Fairfax EB bike lane
176
Joyce St NB
25
Joyce St SB
31
Key Bridge East
1235
Key Bridge West
773
Military NB bike lane
39
Military SB bike lane
34
MVT Airport South
2330
Quincy NB bike lane
96
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
529
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1609
TR Island Bridge
1471
WOD Bon Air Park
996
WOD Bon Air West
1659
WOD Columbia Pike
816
WOD East Falls Church
1180
Wilson WB bike lane
169

Peds counted

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110 Trail
665
14th Street Bridge
266
Arlington Mill Trail
672
Ballston Connector
249
Bluemont Connector
370
CC Connector
521
Custis Bon Air Park
236
Custis Rosslyn
509
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
92
Key Bridge East
2373
Key Bridge West
1148
MVT Airport South
387
Roosevelt Bridge
87
TR Island Bridge
774
WOD Bon Air Park
505
WOD Bon Air West
611
WOD Columbia Pike
411
WOD East Falls Church
452

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1194806
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