Columbia Pike Transportation Pop Up Draws Crowd

Published on September 07, 2017

Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), the County's business-to-business transportation outreach organization, held its very first "Our Shared Street" Pop Up festival recently at Arlington Mill Community Center.

The late August gathering brought together residents of Columbia Pike with local businesses to highlight Arlingtonians' many transportation options.

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More than 300 participants enjoyed transit, bike and walk information along with games, free food and giveaways from businesses like Lost Dog Café, Sugar Shack and Cycle Bar. Attendees could relax with a bit of yoga from Eat Drink Yoga or bat around beach balls provided by Lyft.

Capital Bikeshare staff gave bike riding lessons and 50 percent off bikeshare memberships. Phoenix Bikes, a non-profit that teaches young people how to refurbish and sell bikes, offered free on-site bike tune ups.

The event also featured a Mobile Commuter Store, operated by Arlington County Commuter Services,  where folks got answers to their transit questions and bought transit passes. With the school year beginning, the Commuter Store staff registered 56 students for the Student iRide SmarTrip card, which makes it easy for students to ride Arlington Transit (ART) for a discounted fare.

Arlington Mill Community and Senior Center was selected for its proximity to the Arlington Mill Residences, a family friendly affordable housing complex, that helped develop the concept for the event.

For more information on Arlington transportation options, visit the County website.