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Ways to Get Around the D.C. Area

The Washington, DC 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 DC and the close-in suburbs.
  • Commuter Rail –- MARC and VRE rail service. MARC operates between Union Station in DC 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 -- A growing percentage of trips in the area are bike trips.
  • Shared Mobility Devices -- Docked and dockless bike-sharing and dockless scooters.
  • Multi-Use Trails -- The DC 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.
  • Carpooling -- Carpooling, vanpooling, slugging.
  • Carsharing -- Zipcar, Peer-to-Peer Carsharing.
  • Taxicabs, Uber, Lyft -- Taxicabs and ride-hailing systems are important supplemental and backup options for people who carpool, bike, walk, or use public transportation.
  • Paratransit & Accessible Transit -- Services for people with disabilities.
  • Streetcars

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
461
14th Street Bridge
694
Ballston Connector
117
Bluemont Connector
224
CC Connector
222
Clarendon EB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
588
Eads NB
32
Eads SB
60
Fairfax EB bike lane
63
Fairfax WB
89
Joyce St NB
29
Joyce St SB
22
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
289
Military NB bike lane
51
Military SB bike lane
31
MVT Airport South
890
Quincy NB bike lane
32
Quincy SB bike lane
51
Roosevelt Bridge
151
Rosslyn Bikeometer
443
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
619
WOD Bon Air West
774
Wilson WB bike lane
0

Peds counted

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110 Trail
522
14th Street Bridge
168
Ballston Connector
3116
Bluemont Connector
477
CC Connector
372
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
582
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
54
Joyce St SB
75
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
53283
MVT Airport South
309
Roosevelt Bridge
124
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
780
WOD Bon Air West
704

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
858929