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
728
14th Street Bridge
1319
Arlington Mill Trail
437
Ballston Connector
257
Bluemont Connector
216
CC Connector
644
Clarendon EB bike lane
172
Custis Bon Air Park
1167
Custis Rosslyn
1121
Fairfax EB bike lane
136
Joyce St SB
19
Key Bridge East
955
Key Bridge West
424
Military NB bike lane
66
Military SB bike lane
66
Quincy NB bike lane
68
Quincy SB bike lane
71
Roosevelt Bridge
371
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1066
TR Island Bridge
1744
WOD Bon Air Park
1668
WOD Bon Air West
1916
WOD Columbia Pike
1422
WOD East Falls Church
1470
Wilson WB bike lane
197

Peds counted

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110 Trail
833
14th Street Bridge
317
Arlington Mill Trail
640
Ballston Connector
256
Bluemont Connector
213
CC Connector
429
Custis Bon Air Park
610
Custis Rosslyn
385
Joyce St SB
126
Key Bridge East
2240
Key Bridge West
873
Roosevelt Bridge
256
TR Island Bridge
1096
WOD Bon Air Park
734
WOD Bon Air West
679
WOD Columbia Pike
515
WOD East Falls Church
462

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3362259
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