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)

Photo: Capital Bikeshare riderResources

Capital 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?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
899
14th Street Bridge
3023
Arlington Mill Trail
510
Ballston Connector
481
Bluemont Connector
299
CC Connector
1059
Clarendon EB bike lane
258
Custis Bon Air Park
1660
Custis Rosslyn
2336
Fairfax EB bike lane
203
Joyce St SB
19
Key Bridge East
1599
Key Bridge West
959
Military NB bike lane
64
Military SB bike lane
55
Quincy NB bike lane
121
Quincy SB bike lane
134
Roosevelt Bridge
681
Rosslyn Bikeometer
2083
TR Island Bridge
2050
WOD Bon Air Park
1237
WOD Bon Air West
2375
WOD Columbia Pike
1162
WOD East Falls Church
1751
Wilson WB bike lane
339

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1434609
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