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Ways to Get Around

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 & Bikesharing -- Rapidly-growing transportation modes in the DC area.
  • 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, Car2Go, 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.

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
224
14th Street Bridge
697
Arlington Mill Trail
82
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
126
CC Connector
206
Clarendon EB bike lane
84
Custis Bon Air Park
255
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
60
Joyce St NB
11
Joyce St SB
15
Key Bridge East
384
Key Bridge West
343
Military NB bike lane
42
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
585
Quincy NB bike lane
25
Quincy SB bike lane
21
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
435
TR Island Bridge
344
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
326
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
221
Wilson WB bike lane
104

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
651
14th Street Bridge
317
Arlington Mill Trail
664
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
259
CC Connector
624
Custis Bon Air Park
515
Custis Rosslyn
1078
Joyce St NB
96
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
2704
Key Bridge West
1212
MVT Airport South
302
Roosevelt Bridge
383
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
91
WOD Bon Air West
582
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
653

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3979353