Capital Bikeshare Proposed Stations in Arlington

The Map

Detail: Planned Arlington Stations mapArlington County has been hard at work bringing more Capital Bikeshare stations to the County. The Arlington Capital Bikeshare Expansion Map shows the existing and planned stations in Arlington, and is available to keep the public updated on Arlington’s system expansion. Changes to the map may occur for a variety of reasons. We will keep this map up-to-date, so check back.

We encourage location suggestions from the public. Share your thoughts about proposed locations or add new ones on the Capital Bikeshare Crowdsourcing Map.

The Process for Station Selection

The process for selecting a Capital Bikeshare station location is comprehensive and can take a couple of months to a couple of years, depending upon community support, property ownership, and whether constructing a concrete pad is needed. Arlington’s approval process includes:

  • Identifying funding for the proposed station’s capital and operating expenses.
  • Selecting a location which meets a list of siting criteria, as well as staff review and public input.
  • Developing a station plan.
  • Researching property ownership and obtaining a permit if on private property. The site could be owned by Arlington County, the State of Virginia, or a private entity. Each scenario requires a different permitting process.
  • Fabrication and delivery of bikes and stations. Equipment is typically delivered within 4 months after ordering.
  • Installation of stations and bikes.

Physical Criteria for Station Locations

Criteria for station locations include:

  • 4+ hours of direct sunlight daily;
  • at least 11’ x 42’ of space;
  • between 2 - 5 blocks (500' - 1,250') from the nearest station;
  • if on a sidewalk, minimum pedestrian clearance of 6’ is needed;
  • if on-street, preference for being adjacent or near a bike lane;
  • would not block utility access, such as a manhole cover; and
  • would not create a dangerous situation for street users.

Did You Know?

Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2001
Ballston Connector
315
Bluemont Connector
179
CC Connector
863
Clarendon EB bike lane
219
Crystal SB bike lane
111
Custis Bon Air Park
1101
Custis Rosslyn
1455
Fairfax EB bike lane
174
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
37
Key Bridge East
1193
Key Bridge West
696
Military NB bike lane
41
Military SB bike lane
41
MVT Airport South
2206
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
479
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1373
TR Island Bridge
1414
WOD Bon Air Park
1010
WOD Bon Air West
1555
WOD Columbia Pike
929
WOD East Falls Church
1209
Wilson WB bike lane
294

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2451075
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