Percent of population within 1/8 mile of sidewalks, 1/4 mile of bicycle infrastructure, 1/4 mile of bike share (Capital Bikeshare stations), 1/4 mile of car share, 1/4 mile of bus transit, 1/4 mile of the primary transit network, 1/2 mile of commuter rail, and 3/4 mile of Metrorail.
Percent of Population Living in Close Proximity to Transit Infrastructure, 2014
|1/8 mi. of sidewalks||99.6%|
|1/4 mi. of bike||60.4%|
|1/4 mi. of Bikeshare||37.3%|
|1/4 mi. of any bus stop||89.9%|
|1/4 mi. of ADA bus stop||75%|
|1/4 mi. of ART bus stop||60%|
|1/4 mi. of PTN||49.8%|
|1/2 mi. of VRE||2.6%|
|3/4 mi. of Metrorail||34.2%|
|1/4 mi. of car share||21.7%|
This performance measure tracks the percent of the county’s population that falls within 1/8-mile of sidewalks; 1/4-mile of bicycle infrastructure; 1/4-mile of a Capital Bikeshare station; 1/4-mile of car share, 1/4-mile of bus transit; 1/4-mile of the primary transit network (PTN), which is corridors with transit service frequency of 15-minute or less, and service span of at least 18 hours per day; 1/4-mile of ADA-accessible bus stops; 1/2-mile of commuter rail; and 3/4-mile of a Metrorail station.
This measure tracks the proportion of residents who have access to a sustainable form of transportation – an important factor in ensuring access to jobs and providing mobility. This measure relates to the MTP Goal 2: Move More People Without More Traffic and Goal 6: Advance Environmental Sustainability.
Overall, the county’s population is well served by public transit, biking infrastructure, and walking infrastructure. Sidewalks and bus stops have the largest percentage of population within walking distance, with 100 percent and 90 percent, respectively.
Within the bus stop category, three quarters of the population are close to an ADA-accessible stop while ART provides access to 65 percent of County residents.
While just 34 percent have access to Metrorail and only six percent have access to VRE; half of the residents living in Arlington County have access to the Primary Transit Network, which provides service of 15 minutes or better for the majority of the day.
- Data was obtained from various county GIS layers along with the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings.
- Population: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year estimates, 2008-2012.
- County Transportation Network Data, 2014