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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
497
14th Street Bridge
2055
Arlington Mill Trail
339
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
126
CC Connector
708
Clarendon EB bike lane
167
Custis Bon Air Park
856
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
185
Joyce St NB
14
Joyce St SB
20
Key Bridge East
997
Key Bridge West
685
Military NB bike lane
38
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
1757
Quincy NB bike lane
87
Quincy SB bike lane
96
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1121
TR Island Bridge
1023
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
1193
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
820
Wilson WB bike lane
208

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
583
14th Street Bridge
232
Arlington Mill Trail
508
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
259
CC Connector
531
Custis Bon Air Park
421
Custis Rosslyn
1078
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
7384
Key Bridge East
2054
Key Bridge West
1054
MVT Airport South
136
Roosevelt Bridge
255
TR Island Bridge
2
WOD Bon Air Park
63
WOD Bon Air West
577
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
492

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4705351