Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in the County, total and per capita.
Annual & Per Capita Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), 2006-2013
|Year||Annual VMT Per Capita (Arlington County Residents)||Arlington VMT (millions)|
VMT is the total number of miles driven by motorized vehicles, and was calculated annually for this measure between 2006 and 2013. To account for population growth, VMT was calculated as a per capita, or per person, measure.
Decreases in VMT per capita is an indicator that the County is successful in accommodating population and employment growth while encouraging and experiencing lesser increases in motorized traffic volumes. Arlington has achieved this by ensuring that new transit, bicycling and walking infrastructure and services are implemented as the County continues to grow, providing options other than driving. This measure relates to the MTP Goal 2: Move More People Without More Traffic and Goal 6: Advance Environmental Sustainability.
Overall VMT per capita decreased slightly between 2006 and 2009 and then increased in 2010 and 2011, only to steadily decrease through the end of 2013. Between 2006 and 2013, there was a 13 percent decrease in VMT per capita, equating to a drop of approximately 1,300 miles traveled annually by each Arlington resident.
- Population: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, one-year estimates for years 2006-2013.
- VMT: Virginia Department of Transportation, Arlington County, 2006-2013.