Skip to Main Content

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.

Shared Electric Mopeds

In Washington, D.C., 400 Revel electric mopeds are available to rent through an app.

Electric mopeds hit the streets of D.C.; here's what you need to know about renting one
August 16, 2019, WJLA

10 Things to Know About the Rentable Mopeds Coming to DC
Katrina Schmidt, August 16, 2019, Washingtonian

You can rent a moped in D.C. starting this weekend
Luz Lazo, August 13, 2019, Washington Post

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.

Resources

Related Content

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
1342
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
335
Clarendon EB bike lane
203
Custis Bon Air Park
382
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
79
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
18
Key Bridge East
530
Key Bridge West
163
Military NB bike lane
20
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
0
Quincy NB bike lane
47
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
305
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
285
WOD Bon Air West
501
WOD Columbia Pike
3564
WOD East Falls Church
871
Wilson WB bike lane
101

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
627
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
773
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
2113
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
126
Key Bridge East
2385
Key Bridge West
916
MVT Airport South
0
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
2103
WOD Bon Air Park
668
WOD Bon Air West
664
WOD Columbia Pike
130
WOD East Falls Church
702

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
4989757