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.
Did You Know?

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

League of American Cyclists

Upcoming Events
Arbor Day

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bike Rodeo

Saturday, April 29, 2017 10 a.m. - noon

Car-Free Diet at Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Arts Walk - Lee Highway

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
459
14th Street Bridge
1165
Arlington Mill Trail
350
Ballston Connector
35
Bluemont Connector
145
CC Connector
566
Clarendon EB bike lane
145
Custis Bon Air Park
1002
Custis Rosslyn
939
Fairfax EB bike lane
106
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
816
Key Bridge West
485
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
42
MVT Airport South
1842
Quincy NB bike lane
19
Quincy SB bike lane
62
Roosevelt Bridge
228
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
3
WOD Bon Air Park
1353
WOD Bon Air West
1652
WOD Columbia Pike
1080
WOD East Falls Church
1420
Wilson WB bike lane
192

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
789
14th Street Bridge
294
Arlington Mill Trail
854
Ballston Connector
148
Bluemont Connector
373
CC Connector
717
Custis Bon Air Park
768
Custis Rosslyn
608
Joyce St NB
77
Joyce St SB
140
Key Bridge East
2550
Key Bridge West
972
MVT Airport South
640
Roosevelt Bridge
164
TR Island Bridge
916
WOD Bon Air Park
1078
WOD Bon Air West
1072
WOD Columbia Pike
843
WOD East Falls Church
604

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2644615
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