Get the gift of easy car-free trips

Post date: Dec 12, 2014 5:35:56 PM


There are countless ways to get around the greater DC region without a car - bus, rail, biking, walking and more. But only CarFreeAtoZ lets you compare all of them, for any trip you want to take. It's the region's first multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool that gives you turn-by-turn directions, travel times, costs and calories burned. CarFreeAtoZ has everything you need to compare your options and plan your trip, from A to Z. Try the beta version now and tell us what you think.


Once you determine your best car-free option on CarFreeAtoZ,CarFreeNearMe gives you real-time transit options located nearby. Get real-time arrival information for Metrorail, ART, Metrobus, DC Circulator, Montgomery County Ride-On, and Prince George's County The Bus. Plus, find the nearest Capital Bikeshare stations, Zipcar locations, and walking paths, bike trails, bike lanes, and sharrows in Arlington. You can even create a custom page displaying options near you.


Point-to-Point lets you create a custom bus schedule showing all Northern Virginia buses running between two schedule time points,* regardless of the bus system. (*Time points are the bus stops listed in theonline schedules and printed schedules for each route.) Point-to-Point schedules are available for your desktop computer or mobile device. You can create a schedule that shows only the time range you're interested in and save it to refer back to it again.

Traveling to Dulles Airport and want to go car free? Create your own Point-to-Point bus schedule from Wiehle Metro to Dulles Airport.

Student iRide SmarTrip Card

The Student iRide SmarTrip Cardlets Arlington County middle and high school students ride ART for a discounted rate of $0.85. It works just like a regular SmarTrip card on Metrorail, Metrobus and other transit systems that accept SmarTrip cards. The card can be purchased for $2.00 at any Commuter Store with locations in Ballston, Crystal City, Rosslyn, and Shirlington, or the Mobile Commuter Store with regularly scheduled stops in Arlington. The student must be present at the time of purchase and show their student ID (or other form of ID). The card will expire on the student's 19th birthday. Students can save time and money, purchase one today.

Car-Free Diet Partners

Find health clubs, professional offices, restaurants, retail stores and more near ART and Metrobus, Metrorail, and bicycle and walking trails in Arlington. Car-Free Diet Partners support Arlington's Car-Free Diet and we've made it easy for you to find all the ways to get to them car free. Search for them by name or urban village, and once you find what you're looking for, you'll get a map location, nearby transit options, Capital Bikeshare stations and real-time transit arrival information. It's never been easier to go on Arlington's Car-Free Diet.

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Follow us on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube, and Instagram. Or stop by one of the events we'll be attending and get more information on your biking, walking and transit options. Check out our new video series, "The Scoop: Car Free in Arlington County," to get tips and information to make riding transit easy. Also available in Spanish.

Car-Free Diet is a program of Arlington County, Virginia

Contact the Car-Free Diet at or visit and click on Contact Information.

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