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

View Counter Data
110 Trail
803
14th Street Bridge
2568
Arlington Mill Trail
369
Ballston Connector
373
Bluemont Connector
222
CC Connector
989
Clarendon EB bike lane
219
Custis Bon Air Park
1282
Custis Rosslyn
1973
Fairfax EB bike lane
177
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
34
Key Bridge East
1297
Key Bridge West
863
Military NB bike lane
25
Military SB bike lane
31
Quincy NB bike lane
120
Quincy SB bike lane
109
Roosevelt Bridge
643
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1820
TR Island Bridge
1712
WOD Bon Air Park
872
WOD Bon Air West
1596
WOD Columbia Pike
685
WOD East Falls Church
1187
Wilson WB bike lane
288

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
1001
14th Street Bridge
7896
Arlington Mill Trail
1016
Ballston Connector
319
Bluemont Connector
294
CC Connector
616
Custis Bon Air Park
757
Custis Rosslyn
469
Joyce St NB
78
Joyce St SB
106
Key Bridge East
3090
Key Bridge West
1048
Roosevelt Bridge
187
TR Island Bridge
1381
WOD Bon Air Park
1038
WOD Bon Air West
969
WOD Columbia Pike
1468
WOD East Falls Church
552

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
4343839
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