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?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
764
14th Street Bridge
2182
Arlington Mill Trail
370
Ballston Connector
325
Bluemont Connector
241
CC Connector
822
Clarendon EB bike lane
220
Custis Bon Air Park
1209
Custis Rosslyn
1773
Fairfax EB bike lane
182
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
1231
Key Bridge West
804
Military NB bike lane
35
Military SB bike lane
20
Quincy NB bike lane
98
Quincy SB bike lane
87
Roosevelt Bridge
534
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1588
TR Island Bridge
1544
WOD Bon Air Park
1029
WOD Bon Air West
1684
WOD Columbia Pike
824
WOD East Falls Church
1272
Wilson WB bike lane
259

All bike counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2069710
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