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.

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
692
14th Street Bridge
1994
Arlington Mill Trail
360
Ballston Connector
324
Bluemont Connector
217
CC Connector
741
Clarendon EB bike lane
206
Custis Bon Air Park
1134
Custis Rosslyn
1598
Fairfax EB bike lane
180
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1091
Key Bridge West
724
Military NB bike lane
33
Military SB bike lane
27
MVT Airport South
2068
Quincy NB bike lane
106
Quincy SB bike lane
96
Roosevelt Bridge
475
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1408
TR Island Bridge
1387
WOD Bon Air Park
995
WOD Bon Air West
1510
WOD Columbia Pike
879
WOD East Falls Church
1090
Wilson WB bike lane
238

All bike counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3051142
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