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

View Counter Data
110 Trail
172
14th Street Bridge
595
Arlington Mill Trail
145
Ballston Connector
62
Bluemont Connector
60
CC Connector
795
Clarendon EB bike lane
49
Custis Bon Air Park
430
Custis Rosslyn
414
Fairfax EB bike lane
72
Joyce St NB
9
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
401
Key Bridge West
268
Military NB bike lane
7
Military SB bike lane
19
MVT Airport South
434
Quincy NB bike lane
20
Quincy SB bike lane
24
Roosevelt Bridge
157
Rosslyn Bikeometer
378
TR Island Bridge
307
WOD Bon Air Park
107
WOD Bon Air West
205
WOD Columbia Pike
91
WOD East Falls Church
154
Wilson WB bike lane
90

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
4370205
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