Northern Virginia Bicycle and Pedestrian Resources
Northern Virginia Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program
Bicycle and pedestrian counts taken from 2011 to 2017, gathered from various local agencies and VDOT (performed by Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments), are available. These counts were compiled for planning purposes to create a database and monitor usage. The map will be updated regularly as new counts are conducted.
This map is a work in progress. Please send your comments and suggestions to:
Multimodal Transportation Planning Manager
Other Count Resources:
- National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (Regional Transportation Data Clearinghouse)
- Bike Arlington –Counter Data
Northern Virginia Bicycle Locker Program
Bicycle lockers are available for an annual fee at several VDOT park-and-ride lots to assist parking your bike for commuting. You can reserve a bicycle locker based on availability. Please contact VDOT Northern Virginia Transportation Planning by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-383-2233 to confirm vacancy.
The Bicycle Locker User Agreement must be completed and submitted along with payment when a locker is available. Availability is based on date of application and fee receipt. Online applications cannot be accepted. Please email email@example.com or call 703-383-2233 with questions. Completed Bicycle Locker User Agreements should be submitted to:
Bicycle Locker Program Manager
VDOT Northern Virginia Transportation Planning
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Locker rental costs include a non-refundable annual $60 user fee plus a $40 refundable deposit to the Locker Program Manager in connection with signing the agreement. There’s also a one-time application fee of $20.
Studies and Surveys
- Regional Bike and Trail Network Study Update (Study: 2004; Update: 2015)
- U.S. Bicycle Route 1
How Do I Get a Path or Bike Lane on a Street?
VDOT works with bicycle and pedestrian plans from each locality to determine what is added on our roads.
Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Contacts in Northern Virginia
You can also contact your county supervisor or city council member's office.
Community Trail Development Guide
Where Do I Report a Problem?
You can report a maintenance issue pertaining to a sidewalk or shared-use path, as well as request a crosswalk review, online via my.vdot.virginia.gov.
Many of the regional trails are not part of the VDOT system. If you are on any of the following trails, contact the respective agency:
- Custis Trail - Arlington County Park Authority
- Four Mile Run Trail - Arlington County Park Authority
- Holmes Run Trail - City of Alexandria and Fairfax County Park Authority
- Mount Vernon Trail - National Park Service
- Washington & Old Dominion Trail - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Paving in Northern Virginia
The district's paving program aims to improve on-road bicycling facilities when we re-pave a road. This program has several components and is always planned far in advance of the paving season.
Other Resources and Information
- Bike to Work Day in the Washington, D.C. area (Generally on the 3rd Friday in May) – VDOT has been proud to be a local sponsor of Bike to Work Day. Register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and get more information at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website www.waba.org. Join thousands of area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work! Meet up with your neighbors at pit stops all over the region. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections invite you to try bicycling to work as an alternative to solo driving. Help the Washington region become a better place to ride. Bike to Work Day is a free event and open to all area commuters.
- Car-Free Day in Metro D.C. (Generally on Sept. 22nd) – Go "car-free" or "car-lite" for a day and make a difference by bicycling, walking, teleworking, carpooling, vanpooling or taking transit. You can still pledge even if you're already car-free. For more information, visit www.carfreemetrodc.com.