Driving Tips

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

Photo: view from car driver's seat

  • Appreciate the vulnerability of people biking and walking. They are much more likely to end up injured in collisions due to the speed and sheer mass of automobiles.
  • Be patient and take your time. It’s not worth saving a few seconds if it causes an incident. Many severe crashes are caused by excessive speed.
  • Be attentive at intersections and check all directions. There are lots of interactions at intersections with pedestrians crossing the street and cyclists making turning movements.
  • Look over your shoulder and make sure the coast is clear before opening the car door. Bike lanes are often next to parked cars, so there is a good chance a bike is approaching.
  • Don’t right hook a cyclist by turning right across their path immediately after passing them. The cyclist is moving too, so it’s much safer to let them go ahead before moving over and making your right turn.
  • Give cyclists at least three feet of space at all times. This is a law in many states and provides breathing room for everyone.
  • When you are turning, you may have to wait for a “gap” in traffic. Beware that while you are waiting for that gap, pedestrians may have moved into your intended path. Look twice before you turn.
  • When entering a crosswalk area, drive slowly and be prepared to stop.
  • Do not overtake and pass other vehicles stopped for pedestrians.
  • Remember that you may encounter people walking and biking anytime and anywhere – even in unexpected places.
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Arlington County has 50 miles of shared-use, off-street trails.

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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

View Counter Data
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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