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Shared Mobility Devices

Shared Mobility Devices (SMDs) include pedal bicycles, electric bicycles, and electric scooters. SMDs are provided by private companies and include both docked and dockless systems.

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare is the regional bike-sharing system in the Washington, D.C. area, with a network of traditional bikes, e-bikes, and docking stations in D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County. Members can join for a year, a month, three days or 24 hours, or a single-ride is $2.00. Bikes can be checked out at one docking station and dropped off at any other docking station in the system with the first 30 minutes of each ride free.

Dockless Systems

Dockless systems don't depend on fixed docking stations for locking bikes or scooters. Instead, vehicles include a built-in locking mechanism and are tracked by GPS.  Users set up an account to employ a mobile app to unlock, pay, and use. They can be left at the user's destination, anywhere it's legal to park. Multiple companies are operating dockless bikeshare (traditional bikes and e-bikes) and e-scooter systems in Washington D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, and Montgomery County under pilot programs.

Safety on E-Scooters

Be a PAL – Predictable, Alert, Lawful – when using e-scooters. Follow these safe riding tips:

  • Obey posted traffic signs and signals.
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic.
  • One rider per e-scooter.
  • Companies require riders to be 18+ to use.
  • Communicate your intent with hand signals.
  • Keep your eyes on the road and avoid the use of anything that may distract you, such as cell phones and headphones.
  • Helmets are recommended for all shared mobility device users.
  • Stay visible after dark and in bad weather with light-colored clothing, reflective gear and lights.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
129
Custis Bon Air Park
1031
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
198
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
39
Key Bridge East
1151
Key Bridge West
0
Military NB bike lane
62
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
26
Quincy NB bike lane
115
Quincy SB bike lane
105
Roosevelt Bridge
305
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1345
TR Island Bridge
221
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
294

Peds counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
624
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
0
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
68
Key Bridge East
2713
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
3
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
745
WOD Bon Air Park
1790
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
319

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1470533