MEDIA ALERT: Arlington to Unveil Region’s First Bikeometer

ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington County will unveil its new “Bikeometer”—the first such machine on the East Coast—on Tuesday, April 1.

Located on the heavily traveled Martha Custis Trail in Rosslyn, the Eco-TOTEM, from Eco-Counter, out of Montreal, is an engaging, highly visible, hi-tech totem display. It counts passing bicyclists in real time and displays cumulative daily, monthly and year-to-date counts.

The County will use the acquired data to inform future on- and off-road planning for cyclists, and to ensure safety and access for bicycling in Arlington. Arlington has an existing network of bicycle and pedestrian counting equipment, currently comprising thirty devices. This is the first that displays real-time data, and will be especially helpful at the Lee Highway and North Lynn Street intersection to document the high volume of bicycles. Nearly 500,000 bicyclists cross Lynn Street every year.

Visit here for more information about the Bikeometer.

Who

Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette, Director of Transportation Dennis Leach, League of American Bicyclists President Andy Clarke; County staff; members of the biking and Arlington communities.   

What: 

Bikeometer unveiling

When: 

Tuesday, April 1, 10-10:30 a.m.

Where: 

Martha Custis Trail at westbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street in Rosslyn. Transit options include Orange and Blue Line to Rosslyn Metro; ART buses 45 and 61; Metrobus 38B and 4BE; Capital Bikeshare at North Lynn Street and 19th St North; some street parking available.

Media: 

Contact Robyn Mincher: Rmincher@arlingtonva.us, 703-228-6596.

 

 

Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world -- including the Pentagon -- Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.

Media Contacts

Robyn Mincher
703-228-7943