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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
43
14th Street Bridge
1864
Arlington Mill Trail
300
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
703
Clarendon EB bike lane
180
Custis Bon Air Park
924
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
151
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
24
Key Bridge East
1040
Key Bridge West
321
Military NB bike lane
19
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
1501
Quincy NB bike lane
62
Quincy SB bike lane
74
Roosevelt Bridge
455
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1147
TR Island Bridge
1275
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
1215
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
759
Wilson WB bike lane
228

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
198
14th Street Bridge
270
Arlington Mill Trail
727
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
596
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
1078
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
4012
Key Bridge East
2391
Key Bridge West
17965
MVT Airport South
323
Roosevelt Bridge
149
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
45
WOD Bon Air West
664
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
559

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7181848