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
336
14th Street Bridge
1053
Arlington Mill Trail
177
Ballston Connector
166
Bluemont Connector
115
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
127
Custis Bon Air Park
491
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
92
Joyce St SB
18
Key Bridge East
667
Key Bridge West
476
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
18
Quincy NB bike lane
46
Quincy SB bike lane
64
Roosevelt Bridge
301
Rosslyn Bikeometer
784
TR Island Bridge
647
WOD Bon Air Park
335
WOD Bon Air West
639
WOD Columbia Pike
298
WOD East Falls Church
475
Wilson WB bike lane
155

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1094785
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