PAL: Safety on Our Streets

Be a PAL (logo)As more people go on Arlington's Car-Free Diet, there are more cyclists and walkers sharing the street with drivers.  Whether you're on two feet, two wheels or four wheels, everyone needs to be a PAL to safely share the streets.

Being a PAL means being:

  • Predictable - travel in a predictable way; don't make sudden unexpected moves
  • Alert - pay attention to your surroundings and to others
  • Lawful - obey traffic laws, whether in a car, on a bike, or on foot

More information about the PAL program is available on CommuterPage.com. If you'd like to help us spread the word, we've made it easy for you to share our PAL messaging with our handy toolkit.

Be a PAL Ambassador

Hey PAL! We're building a community-driven movement to make Arlington County's streets more safe -- and we need your help. Become a volunteer PAL Ambassador: Bike billboards, block parties, pizza nights, -- all free, and on your commute home. Visit ArlingtonPALS.org to learn more!

Safety & Courtesy Tips

Click to enlarge this street scene as a low resolution image (JPEG, 1 MB), or as a high resolution PDF (PDF, 4.6 MB, Adobe Reader required). It illustrates some useful safety and courtesy tips for walking, cycling and driving. Spanish version (PDF, 3.2 MB, Adobe Reader required).

Graphic: PAL street scene

Videos

Be a PAL video:

BikeArlington PSA - Don't Run Red Lights!

"Share the Road" video on how to avoid the dreaded right hook--when biking and driving:

"Share the Road" video on how to keep bicyclists safe from being "doored:" 

"Share the Road" videos produced by Washington Area Bicyclist Association and the District Department of Transportation.

Did You Know?

May is National Bike Month. Bicycling five miles takes 30 minutes or less, and 60% of all trips are less than five miles.

League of American Cyclists

Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
705
14th Street Bridge
2162
Arlington Mill Trail
428
Ballston Connector
358
Bluemont Connector
284
CC Connector
812
Clarendon EB bike lane
196
Custis Bon Air Park
1212
Custis Rosslyn
1676
Fairfax EB bike lane
161
Joyce St SB
17
Key Bridge East
1312
Key Bridge West
758
Military NB bike lane
45
Military SB bike lane
43
Quincy NB bike lane
108
Quincy SB bike lane
89
Roosevelt Bridge
502
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1549
TR Island Bridge
1595
WOD Bon Air Park
1225
WOD Bon Air West
1877
WOD Columbia Pike
1047
WOD East Falls Church
1427
Wilson WB bike lane
277

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1476081
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