Bicycle trail volumes and Capital Bikeshare memberships.
Bicycle Trail Volumes, 2010-2013
|Custis Trail Rosslyn||367,003||372,664||418,278||405,935|
|Four Mile Run||282,236||275,908||296,886||289,563|
|W&OD East Falls Church||308,217||316,005|
|Custis Bon Air Park||310,752||291,438|
|Mt. Vernon DCA||
|W&OD Bon Air Park||
Capital Bikeshare Trips Originating in Arlington, 2011-2013
|Trips by Casual Members||13,976||23,110||31,598|
|Trips by Registered Members||46,846||108,770||146,988|
|Arlington Annual Registered Members||1,165||1,513||2,120|
This measure tracks bicycle network usage in the county through two primary methods: the county’s automated bicycle counters on trails and membership statistics for Capital Bikeshare.
This measure is important to track the usage of the county’s bicycle network and bicycle infrastructure and to inform future projects and supports the MTP Goal 1: Provide High‐Quality Transportation Services and Goal 2: Move More People Without More Traffic. Increasing the number and percentage of trips that are made by bike helps to decrease reliance on and congestion of Arlington’s roadways while improving residents’ and workers’ mobility.
Overall, the County’s trails have seen slight increases in bicycle ridership between 2010 and 2013. However, many of the automated counters have not been in service long enough to provide a complete understanding of how ridership is changing over time. The Mount Vernon Trail near National Airport had the highest recorded ridership, with over 600,000 riders counted during 2013.
Data from bicycle counters at 11 on-street locations will be available for full years beginning in 2015. Currently, the S Joyce Street northbound has the highest bicycle ridership, with over 7,000 riders so far in 2014.
Capital Bikeshare trips have grown significantly since the system first opened in Arlington in 2011. In 2013, the system had nearly 150,000 trips taken by registered members and 32,000 trips taken by casual (monthly or daily) members. The proportion of registered member trips versus casual member trips has also increased since 2011, demonstrating growing popularity of Capital Bikeshare as a valued transportation choice.
- BikeArlington Dashboard
- Capital Bikeshare