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

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14th Street Bridge
2361
Ballston Connector
383
Bluemont Connector
255
CC Connector
836
Clarendon EB bike lane
280
Crystal SB bike lane
95
Custis Bon Air Park
1220
Custis Rosslyn
1835
Fairfax EB bike lane
226
Joyce St NB
35
Joyce St SB
7
Key Bridge East
1303
Key Bridge West
859
Military NB bike lane
67
Military SB bike lane
130
MVT Airport South
2499
Quincy NB bike lane
702
Quincy SB bike lane
318
Roosevelt Bridge
549
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1646
TR Island Bridge
1675
WOD Bon Air Park
944
WOD Bon Air West
1606
WOD Columbia Pike
731
WOD East Falls Church
1196
Wilson WB bike lane
390

All bike counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3169123
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