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?

Higher levels of walkability are directly linked to higher home values.

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
436
14th Street Bridge
1491
Arlington Mill Trail
269
Ballston Connector
223
Bluemont Connector
187
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
167
Custis Bon Air Park
744
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
107
Joyce St SB
17
Key Bridge East
817
Key Bridge West
646
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
34
Quincy NB bike lane
86
Quincy SB bike lane
70
Roosevelt Bridge
396
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1082
TR Island Bridge
921
WOD Bon Air Park
480
WOD Bon Air West
978
WOD Columbia Pike
437
WOD East Falls Church
671
Wilson WB bike lane
186

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1138043
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