Sidewalk Riding Restricted for E-Vehicles

Sidewalk Riding Restricted for E-Vehicles
Sidewalk-riding will be prohibited on streets where a protected lane is available. A protected lane is an on-street lane where people riding bicycles, scooters, e-scooters, e-bikes and motorized skateboards are separated from drivers with a parking lane or other physical barrier.

New signage will be installed in areas that have protected lanes indicating that e-scooters, e-bikes and motorized skateboards must use it instead of the sidewalk.

At present there are only 6 areas in Arlington with protected lanes. There are no protected lanes in Lyon Village or Clarendon.

Map of protected bike lanes

Arlington’s new ordinance allows the County Manager to further restrict sidewalk-riding access in the interest of public safety and welfare, even where a protected bike lane is not available

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