Capital Bikeshare

Bikesharing is public transportation using bicycles. Cities around the world provide bikesharing systems as a transportation option for residents and visitors.

In Arlington, bikesharing is Capital Bikeshare, a joint program of Arlington and the District Department of Transportation, Alexandria and Montgomery County. Launched on September 20, 2010, Capital Bikeshare is a network of docking stations and specially built bikes. Members use an electronic key to check out a bike, ride to a destination served by the network, and return the bike to another docking station. You can sign up online to join for 30 days or a year. 24-hour memberships can be purchased with a credit card at any station kiosk.

Watch the video below for more about how the system works.

Visit the Capital Bikeshare website for more information or to become a member. Memberships (and cash payment options) are also available at Arlington Commuter Stores. You can keep up with news about Capital Bikeshare on Facebook and Twitter.

Sponsor Capital Bikeshare

Support clean, green, healthy transportation while getting your organization noticed for giving back to the community. Your organization can sponsor a Capital Bikeshare station in Arlington. Contact info@bikearlington.com for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Capital Bikeshare Sponsorship Summary (PDF, 369 KB, Adobe Reader required.)

Corporate Membership

A Capital Bikeshare Corporate Membership gives your employees:

  • a quick and simple way to get around throughout the workday
  • an environmentally friendly form of transportation
  • a healthier lifestyle

Capital Bikeshare Corporate Membership flyer (PDF, 5.2 MB, Adobe Reader required)

Resources

Capital Bikeshare website

Capital Bikeshare station map -- Check availability of bikes and docks, save the stations you use most often

"How to Use Capital Bikeshare" Video

Planned expansion map -- Shows where stations are in the works in Arlington

Station Plans -- Diagrams of planned and existing stations in Arlington (PDF)

Spotcycle mobile app -- Find nearby stations and check bike and dock availability with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices

CASA animated station map

The Bike-sharing Blog -- More information about bikesharing

Follow Capital Bikeshare on Facebook and Twitter

Other Bikesharing Programs

New York Citibike, Seattle Pronto, Philadelphia Indego, Boston Hubway, Chicago Divvy, Des Moines B-Cycle, Minnesota Nice Ride, Montreal Bixi, Paris Vélib' (in French), London Santander Cycles, Barcelona Bicing (in Spanish), Hangzhou Public Bike, Shanghai Forever Bike.


Arlington County Government provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request a reasonable accommodation for this program, please email info@bikearlington.com or call 703.247.9299 (TDD 711) to discuss your individual needs.

Did You Know?

Adolescents who participate in bicycling more than four times a week are 48% less likely to be overweight as adults.

Menschik, D., et al., 2008

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
692
14th Street Bridge
1994
Arlington Mill Trail
360
Ballston Connector
324
Bluemont Connector
217
CC Connector
741
Clarendon EB bike lane
206
Custis Bon Air Park
1134
Custis Rosslyn
1598
Fairfax EB bike lane
180
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1091
Key Bridge West
724
Military NB bike lane
33
Military SB bike lane
27
MVT Airport South
2068
Quincy NB bike lane
106
Quincy SB bike lane
96
Roosevelt Bridge
475
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1408
TR Island Bridge
1387
WOD Bon Air Park
995
WOD Bon Air West
1510
WOD Columbia Pike
879
WOD East Falls Church
1090
Wilson WB bike lane
238

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3051142
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