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. You can keep up with news about Capital Bikeshare on Facebook and Twitter.

Arlington Resident Cash Payment Option

Arlington County now accepts cash payments from Arlington residents for Capital Bikeshare memberships and user fees. This one-year (2015) pilot program is designed to make access to Capital Bikeshare easier for Arlingtonians who don’t have a credit or debit card, or prefer to pay cash, to join.

Arlington residents can sign-up for a Capital Bikeshare membership at any of Arlington’s five Commuter Store locations. You must bring a current government-issued photo ID with your Arlington address shown, such as a driver's license. Or you can show your passport, Permanent Resident Card, or Employment Authorization Card along with a copy of a utility bill dated within the past 60 days with your name and Arlington address. Accounts can be opened with as little as $16 in cash toward the standard price of an annual membership with monthly installments. This covers the $8 per month membership fee plus usage fees for trips beyond the first free 30 minutes. Another option is to pay $100 in cash for the annual membership cost of $85, and the remaining $15 will be used towards usage fees.

Commuter Store staff will register customers and provide a member fob to begin using Capital Bikeshare immediately. Arlington will debit cash members accounts with monthly membership and usage fees as they occur and notify them when their account credit runs low in order to add more money.

Sponsor Capital Bikeshare

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

Capital Bikeshare Sponsorship Summary (PDF, 713 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

Photo: Capital Bikeshare riderCapital Bikeshare website

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

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

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'

The Bike-sharing Blog -- More information about bikesharing

"How to Use Capital Bikeshare" Video --


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?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

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Bikes counted

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14th Street Bridge
1918
Ballston Connector
337
Bluemont Connector
204
CC Connector
717
Clarendon EB bike lane
199
Crystal SB bike lane
109
Custis Bon Air Park
1058
Custis Rosslyn
1329
Fairfax EB bike lane
150
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
29
Key Bridge East
1124
Key Bridge West
763
Military NB bike lane
36
Military SB bike lane
31
MVT Airport South
2089
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
77
Roosevelt Bridge
424
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1266
TR Island Bridge
1330
WOD Bon Air Park
832
WOD Bon Air West
1405
WOD Columbia Pike
628
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
254

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Year to Date
1834401
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