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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
600
14th Street Bridge
2469
Arlington Mill Trail
397
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
253
CC Connector
124
Clarendon EB bike lane
54
Custis Bon Air Park
1182
Custis Rosslyn
333
Fairfax EB bike lane
184
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
1131
Key Bridge West
785
Military NB bike lane
34
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
0
Quincy NB bike lane
0
Quincy SB bike lane
94
Roosevelt Bridge
556
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1599
TR Island Bridge
1470
WOD Bon Air Park
852
WOD Bon Air West
1632
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
1180
Wilson WB bike lane
143

Peds counted

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110 Trail
613
14th Street Bridge
135
Arlington Mill Trail
401
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
221
CC Connector
268
Custis Bon Air Park
403
Custis Rosslyn
397
Joyce St NB
46
Joyce St SB
67
Key Bridge East
1429
Key Bridge West
688
MVT Airport South
0
Roosevelt Bridge
84
TR Island Bridge
771
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
445
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
287

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1222318