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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
22
14th Street Bridge
44
Ballston Connector
23
Bluemont Connector
37
CC Connector
14
Clarendon EB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
53
Custis Rosslyn
35
Eads NB
6
Eads SB
45
Fairfax EB bike lane
8
Fairfax WB
4
Joyce St NB
11
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
37
Military NB bike lane
6
Military SB bike lane
5
MVT Airport South
49
Quincy NB bike lane
3
Quincy SB bike lane
38
Roosevelt Bridge
12
Rosslyn Bikeometer
38
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
45
WOD Bon Air West
54
Wilson WB bike lane
0

Peds counted

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110 Trail
836
14th Street Bridge
311
Ballston Connector
1089
Bluemont Connector
441
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
5
Custis Rosslyn
730
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
74
Joyce St SB
137
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
39615
MVT Airport South
503
Roosevelt Bridge
236
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1141
WOD Bon Air West
930

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2513752