With nearly 50 miles of on-street bike lanes, shared lanes, and trails, riding your bike to get around has never been easier. The City of Alexandria is a cyclist’s dream, as it’s fully equipped for your daily commute, or a casual weekend trail ride. Even if you do not own a bike, you are able to rent a bike through Capital Bikeshare for a day, one month, or even for up to one year! The closest Capital Bikeshare station to West Alex is just one mile away in front of Fort Reynolds Park.
Alexandria is also full of a variety of bike trails and bike friendly streets for you to use for a leisurely ride or even commuting to work. What route will you discover first?
West Alex is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and conveniences all within less than a half a mile walk. Getting together with friends or going for a walk in the park is all within walking distance. Ditch your car and discover your community by foot instead!
Sit back and enjoy the ride instead of stressing about traffic. Many bus routes pick up commuters just outside of West Alex and conveniently drop off passengers at many spots throughout Northern Virginia. West Alex is served by DASH, ART, and Metrobus, making taking the bus a convenient and affordable commute option. All bus fares can be paid with a SmarTrip Card. Additionally, when riding Metrobus or ART, your fare will be reduced when transferring to Metrorail.
Catch the bus, increase your productivity, and let someone else do the driving.
If you’re looking for a new way to get to work, Commuter Connections operates a regional database where commuters can submit their information and find potential carpool matches. Best of all, this service is free. Carpooling is a convenient and affordable commute option for getting around Northern Virginia, and it also lets you take advantage of HOV Lanes on the Dulles Toll Road and I-66 Outside the Beltway and the ExpressLanes on I-495, I-95, and I-66 Inside the Beltway.
If you’re interested in registering to carpool, visit Commuter Connections, where you can get more information about carpooling and find out where local Park & Ride lots are.
GUARANTEED RIDE HOME
Guaranteed Ride Home provides commuters who regularly carpool, bike, walk or take public transit to work with a free and reliable ride home when an immediate means of transportation is necessary. Commuters may take advantage of Guaranteed Ride Home up to four times per year to get home for unexpected emergencies such as having to stay overtime at work, a personal illness, or a sick child.
Guaranteed Ride Home is designed to be a safety net when one of life’s unexpected emergencies arise. Knowing there’s a guaranteed ride home makes commuting less stressful and provides peace of mind when using commuting options like transit and carpools. Guaranteed Ride Home is completely free to qualified candidates! Ready to join the program? Click here to register for a guaranteed ride home.