Bicycle Friendly Communities
Washington D.C., Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County's system of bike trails, lanes and routes rank among the best in the country! Nationally recognized as Bicycle Friendly Communities by the League of American Bicyclists, Washington D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Rockville and Bethesda are the perfect places to travel and explore by bike. The region is laced with an extensive and growing network of off-street trails, on-street bike lanes, separated cycletracks, and sharrows. There are even bike lanes on one of the most iconic streets in America: Pennsylvania Avenue!
Looking for ideas on how to use Capital Bikeshare?
- Run errands and skip on the cost of parking.
- Get exercise on your way to work and save on trips to the gym.
- Go to business meetings.
- Expand your lunch options by riding to nearby neighborhoods to grab a bite.
- Ride to a ball game (Nationals, Capitals, DC United, Wizards are all accessible!).
- Visit your favorite nighttime hot spots.
- Enjoy the National Mall and monuments up close and personal.
- District Department of Transportation
- Arlington's Car-free Diet
- Local Motion Alexandria
- Washington Area Bicyclist Association
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Division of Transportation Engineering administers and manages the County's Bikeway Program. They receive and review requests for bikeway construction along County-maintained and State-maintained roadways. All bikeway constructed by MCDOT complies with Federal Law under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Bikeway Program develops and constructs new projects to provide bicycle facilities for all types of riders (recreational, novice, experienced, and commuters) in Montgomery County. Many of the projects are derived from the Master Plans. Bicycle facilities are needed for the experienced and commuter cyclists who primarily use the roadways, as well as for the recreational cyclist who may feel more comfortable cycling on a separate shared use path. Bicycle facilities under the jurisdiction of MCDOT primarily are located within road right-of-way but also include some recent rails to trails conversions. For more information, go the County’s Bikeways homepage: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/bikeways/index.html