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’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

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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
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