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?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
758
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
367
Ballston Connector
335
Bluemont Connector
229
CC Connector
751
Clarendon EB bike lane
204
Custis Bon Air Park
999
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
149
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
23
Key Bridge East
1016
Key Bridge West
668
Military NB bike lane
31
Military SB bike lane
37
MVT Airport South
1982
Quincy NB bike lane
92
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
441
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1253
TR Island Bridge
1224
WOD Bon Air Park
822
WOD Bon Air West
1341
WOD Columbia Pike
704
WOD East Falls Church
1093
Wilson WB bike lane
229

All bike counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3596190
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