Bike Savvy Tips

It's important to not only know the rules of the road before you head out on a bike, but also to know how to ride safely while sharing the road with drivers, other bikers and pedestrians.  We teamed up with goDCgo to bring you a series of savvy biking tips to ensure you know how to ride both smart and safe as you make your way around Arlington (and the DC region) by bike!

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Do the right thing: Follow all traffic laws.

Do the right thing: Follow all traffic laws.

Follow the leader: Ride in single file; except when passing.

Follow the leader: Ride in single file; except when passing.

Go with the flow: Ride in the same direction as traffic.

Go with the flow: Ride in the same direction as traffic.

Play it safe: Be careful at intersections; look out for turning vehicles.

Play it safe: Be careful at intersections; look out for turning vehicles.

Send a signal: Use hand signals to indicate your intentions.

Send a signal: Use hand signals to indicate your intentions.

Shed some light: Use lights when you're riding at night or in low visibility conditions.

Shed some light: Use lights when you're riding at night or in low visibility conditions.

Use protection: When worn correctly, helmets protect your noggin.

Use protection: When worn correctly, helmets protect your noggin.

Use your judgment: Ride on sidewalks only when necessary.
Riding on the sidewalk is illegal in downtown Washington, DC.

Use your judgment: Ride on sidewalks only when necessary. Riding on the sidewalk is illegal in downtown Washington, DC.

Don't be dodgy: Ride in a straight line; do not dodge between parked cars.

Don't be dodgy: Ride in a straight line; do not dodge between parked cars.

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
459
14th Street Bridge
1165
Arlington Mill Trail
350
Ballston Connector
35
Bluemont Connector
145
CC Connector
566
Clarendon EB bike lane
145
Custis Bon Air Park
1002
Custis Rosslyn
939
Fairfax EB bike lane
106
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
816
Key Bridge West
485
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
42
MVT Airport South
1842
Quincy NB bike lane
19
Quincy SB bike lane
62
Roosevelt Bridge
228
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
3
WOD Bon Air Park
1353
WOD Bon Air West
1652
WOD Columbia Pike
1080
WOD East Falls Church
1420
Wilson WB bike lane
192

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1214305
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

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