Arlington is a nationally-recognized leader in Smart Growth development (take a trip from past to present with this short Smart Growth Video). To address the nearly 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in the County coming from transportation, Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) operates some of the nation’s finest public and alternative transportation resources. ATP can help your employees, residents, tenants, or visitors use the most convenient and logical transportation options (and there are many!).
Additionally, Arlington is a great place to get around by bike. More than one hundred miles of multi-use trails, on-street bike lanes, and designated bike routes make it easy for cyclists to get where they need to go. The expanding BikeShare program is a great way to get some exercise while getting around town. Learn more with Bike Arlington.
Through the AIRE program, the County has reduced its own emissions by purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles, using cleaner fuels, and deploying more energy-efficient street, traffic, and park lighting. Arlington was the first local government on the East Coast to purchase energy-efficient hybrid-electric vehicles. Well over half of Arlington’s fleet of 1,148 vehicles now relies on fuels that are cleaner, improve air quality, and reduce reliance on foreign sources of petroleum products:
- 61% of the fleet uses alternative fuels or operates partially with battery power.
- 491 large trucks and buses use biodiesel blends
- 44 transit buses use CNG
- All cars and trucks that use gasoline are using a 10% ethanol blend
- 346 vehicles can use 85% ethanol blend
- 165 electric gasoline hybrids
- And we now have 1 Chevy Volt (an extended range electric sedan)