Arlington County, VA bikesharing service saves members an estimated $2 million dollars in transportation spending.

May 2015 update to the Arlington County Capital Bikeshare Transit Development Plan.

May 2015
Arlington; Virginia; United States

Summary Information


Results from 2013 to 2014 show increases in ridership, with slightly shorter trips as follows:
  • Ridership grew by 24 percent between FY2013 and FY2014 as the system expanded service.
  • The average annual number of trips per bicycle decreased slightly between 2013 and 2014 from 393 to 381. This decrease was expected as the system expanded to outside of Arlington’s Metrorail corridors where the highest ridership is located.
  • The service saved Arlington members a combined estimated $2 million dollars in transportation spending in 2014.
  • Overall the total calories burned by users grew to 14,390,372 calories in 2014, reflecting higher ridership.
  • Calories burned per trip decreased from 2013 to 2014, from 80 to 75 due to a decrease in average trip distance.
  • The service improved its operating cost recovery ratio from 59 percent in FY2013 to 63 percent in FY2014.

Arlington County intends to expand the bikesharing service, while working on increasing the diversity of the user base and reducing its dependency on Arlington County operating funds.

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Arlington County Capital Bikeshare: Progress Report and FY2016 - FY2021 TDP Update

Author: Arlington County

Published By: Arlington County

Source Date: May 2015



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TNC, VMT, Shared Use Mobility, Mobility on Demand, MOD, transit

Benefit ID: 2018-01252