Bicycling & Bikesharing

Photo: Capital Bikeshare bikesBicycling for transportation is a healthy, fun, and environmentally-friendly way of getting around. The Washington, DC area has hundreds of miles of interconnected off-street trails and on-street bike routes. Bike trips are a small but growing percentage of all trips in the area, and the number of bikes in Metro station bike racks attest to cycling's importance as the first or last leg of "multimodal" trips.

Shared-Use Trails

The Washington, DC area has a great network of off-street trails which are shared by cyclists, walkers, joggers, and others. For more information and tips on safely sharing the trails, see the Shared-Use Trails page.

Bikesharing

Bikesharing is public transportation using bicycles. Cities around the world have introduced bikesharing systems as a transportation option for residents and visitors. Capital Bikeshare is the regional bikesharing system in the Washington, DC area, with a network of bikes and docking stations in Arlington, VA, Alexandria, VA, and Washington, DC. Members can join for a year, a month, three days or 24 hours. Special fleet bikes can be checked out at one docking station and dropped off at any other docking station in the system with the first half-hour free.

Bicycling and Transit

In addition to being a door-to-door transportation mode, bicycling can fill the gap for people that live or work a mile, or a few miles, from a rail station. Many area commuters bike from home to the nearest Metro station and rely on transit to get them the rest of the way to work. Bikesharing also provides an option for those who take transit to work, but want to run an errand or go to meeting near their workplace.

Metro's Bike 'N Ride Bicycle Program - Information about bike parking and taking your bike on Metrobus and Metrorail.

Bike on ART - Take your bike on the Arlington Transit - ART bus system.

Guaranteed Ride Home

If you bike to work, you may be eligible for Commuter Connections' Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH). GRH provides free taxi rides home when the unexpected happens. Guaranteed Ride Home is also available to commuters who use other commuting alternatives, such as carpooling or bicycling. More about the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.

More Information

BikeArlington logoBikeArlington - Arlington County, Virginia's bicycling outreach program. Visit BikeArlington's website for everything you need to know about bicycling in Arlington.

Arlington's Bicycle Parking Specifications – Specifications for Arlington real estate developers and businesses.

Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) - One of the oldest and largest bicycle advocacy groups in the United States. Check out WABA's site for bicycling news and events, commuter assistance, and more.

Washington Area Bike Forum - Bicycling discussion forum for the Washington, DC area, presented by BikeArlington, goDCgo, and WABA.

WashCycle - Cycling advocacy in the nation's capital.

DDOT Bicycles and Pedestrians page - information about biking and walking in DC from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).

goDCgo Bicycling in Washington, DC page

Mobility Lab Capital Bikeshare page - research related to Capital Bikeshare

Trails in Fairfax County – Trails serve multiple purposes including exercising, walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, bird-watching, and equestrian use. They also provide safe, alternative, non-motorized transportation routes to destinations such as places of employment, education facilities, commercial establishments, and recreation locations.

Street Smart – Street Smart is an annual public education, awareness and behavioral change campaign in the Washington, DC, suburban Maryland and northern Virginia area. The campaign has used radio, newspaper, and transit advertising, public awareness efforts, and added law enforcement to respond to the challenges of pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Commute by Bike - Tips, news, reviews and safety for bike commuters.

Safe Routes to School – Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.

Did You Know?

Arlington County has 50 miles of shared-use, off-street trails.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
311
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
499
Ballston Connector
403
Bluemont Connector
324
CC Connector
1108
Clarendon EB bike lane
248
Custis Bon Air Park
1483
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
207
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
36
Key Bridge East
1369
Key Bridge West
853
Military NB bike lane
58
Military SB bike lane
56
MVT Airport South
3025
Quincy NB bike lane
136
Quincy SB bike lane
107
Roosevelt Bridge
616
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1882
TR Island Bridge
1813
WOD Bon Air Park
1297
WOD Bon Air West
1989
WOD Columbia Pike
1082
WOD East Falls Church
1456
Wilson WB bike lane
321

Peds counted

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110 Trail
573
14th Street Bridge
315
Arlington Mill Trail
710
Ballston Connector
562
Bluemont Connector
451
CC Connector
754
Custis Bon Air Park
686
Custis Rosslyn
330
Joyce St NB
55
Joyce St SB
100
Key Bridge East
3112
Key Bridge West
1195
MVT Airport South
343
Roosevelt Bridge
155
TR Island Bridge
1051
WOD Bon Air Park
1002
WOD Bon Air West
1048
WOD Columbia Pike
808
WOD East Falls Church
500

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
6771301
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