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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.

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
901
14th Street Bridge
207
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
512
Clarendon EB bike lane
52
Custis Bon Air Park
1065
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
120
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
23
Key Bridge East
941
Key Bridge West
430
Military NB bike lane
102
Military SB bike lane
59
MVT Airport South
2116
Quincy NB bike lane
109
Quincy SB bike lane
25
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1087
TR Island Bridge
1355
WOD Bon Air Park
1512
WOD Bon Air West
1096
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
205

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
61
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
0
Joyce St NB
77
Joyce St SB
148
Key Bridge East
1346
Key Bridge West
585
MVT Airport South
698
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
1490
WOD Bon Air Park
949
WOD Bon Air West
1149
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1022525