Transportation Options

Photo: Cyclist in RosslynThe Washington, D.C. area supports a wealth of transportation options other than driving alone. In fact, about forty percent of all trips in the area are made by some means other than single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) trips. Still, as the area's population grows, we will need to reduce the percentage of SOV trips even further, and increase the use of other options, to avoid gridlock.

Transportation options include:

  • The Metro System –- Metrorail, Metrobus, and MetroAccess. Metro is a regional system serving the District of Columbia and jurisdictions in Virginia and Maryland. Metro is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and supported by local jurisdictions.
  • Local Bus Systems -- Each jurisdiction operates its own local bus system. In areas served by the Metro System, local bus routes supplement Metrobus and Metrorail service.
  • Commuter Buses –- Longer bus routes designed to carry commuters from outside the beltway to and from jobs in D.C. and the close-in suburbs.
  • Commuter Rail –- MARC and VRE rail service. MARC operates between Union Station in D.C. and points in Maryland. VRE operates between Union Station and points in Virginia. Both provide weekday service aimed primarily at commuters.
  • Intercity Rail & Bus -- Amtrak, Greyhound, Bolt Bus, etc. Long-haul bus service.
  • Walking -- A healthy and environmentally-friendly way of getting around, and an important transportation mode.
  • Bicycling & Bikesharing -- Rapidly-growing transportation modes in the D.C. area.
  • Multi-Use Trails -- The D.C. area has an extensive trail network, used by bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Telework -- Or telecommuting. Working from home or a satellite office one or more days per week.
  • Ridesharing -- Carpooling, vanpooling, slugging.
  • Carsharing -- Zipcar, Car2Go, Peer-to-Peer Carsharing.
  • Taxicabs -- An important supplement and backup plan for people who carpool, bike, walk, or use public transportation.
  • Paratransit & Accessible Transit -- Services for people with disabilities.
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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
70
14th Street Bridge
182
Arlington Mill Trail
104
Ballston Connector
174
Bluemont Connector
42
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
49
Custis Bon Air Park
219
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
37
Joyce St SB
9
Key Bridge East
273
Key Bridge West
162
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
14
Quincy NB bike lane
19
Quincy SB bike lane
21
Roosevelt Bridge
44
Rosslyn Bikeometer
203
TR Island Bridge
213
WOD Bon Air Park
271
WOD Bon Air West
334
WOD Columbia Pike
228
WOD East Falls Church
236
Wilson WB bike lane
61

Peds counted

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110 Trail
691
14th Street Bridge
405
Arlington Mill Trail
814
Ballston Connector
263
Bluemont Connector
223
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
591
Custis Rosslyn
1337
Joyce St SB
112
Key Bridge East
3200
Key Bridge West
1455
Roosevelt Bridge
149
TR Island Bridge
1276
WOD Bon Air Park
870
WOD Bon Air West
888
WOD Columbia Pike
561
WOD East Falls Church
653

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2608573
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