Biking in Arlington During SafeTrack

What is SafeTrack?

Photo: Bike commuterSafeTrack is WMATA’s (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) solution to ongoing safety and repair issues that have troubled the region for quite some time. The SafeTrack program works to advance existing, planned track work in a safe and controlled environment. Planned maintenance surges will impact Arlington County and the entire region for at least a year.

To best handle the expected (and unexpected) delays, single tracking and shut downs in parts of the Metrorail system, commuters should prepare and educate themselves by knowing their options, including biking. For information on other modes, check out Arlington Transportation Partners’ page, and the "Additional Resources" section at the bottom of this page.

Personal Bike Trains

BikeArlington offers custom bicycle trains/guides to anyone living or working in Arlington. Please email us at if you're interested in going for a ride!

Recommended Bike Routes

Looking for routing advice?  Checking the routes we have below.  You can also visit our Maps Page and Google Maps for bicycle route planning and directions.

Capital Bikeshare

  • A new temporary station will be added at the East Falls Church Metro Station.
  • Bike corrals (adding more bikes) will be run at East Falls Church and Ballston (Stuart & 9th  St. in Welburn Square) stations the mornings and evenings of June 6 & 7. Demand will be measured during this time and the service may be extended.
  • An additional four docks each will be added at Ballston station (Stuart & 9th St.) and two Rosslyn stations (Lynn & 19th St, and Wilson Blvd & Ft Myer Drive).
  • System-wide, a $2 single-trip fare will be introduced starting June 4.


Photo: Bicyclists on multiuse trail

SafeTrack News
Metro releases SafeTrack schedule for 2017

WMATA Press Release, January 12, 2017

Metro's next SafeTrack work to shut down portion of Blue line

Tim Regan, January 12, 2017, ARLnow

Why did Metro add more 24/7 track work, including some areas hit before?

Max Smith, January 13, 2017, WTOP

Va., Md. expected to okay Metro safety body

Robert McCartney, January 9, 2017, Washington Post

Metro takes legal action against D.C. Fire

Martine Powers, January 10, 2017, Washington Post

Here's what Metro riders hope for in 2017

Fredrick Kunkle, January 4, 2017, Washington Post

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