The BID is continuously thinking about ways to make it easier for pedestrians to find their way around Rosslyn. Rosslyn serves as the pilot site for Arlington County’s Wayfinding System, which eventually will be replicated in urban villages throughout the county. The Wayfinding System includes 35 pedestrian, directional and parking signs.
In August 2010 the Circulator expanded its popular DC routes and added a Rosslyn-Georgetown-Dupont line, offering transit service between the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metrorail stations. The Rosslyn BID is a sponsor. The Circulator took over the former Georgetown Circulator or “Blue Bus” which served nearly 400,000 riders each year and was launched as a joint project of the Rosslyn and Georgetown BIDs. The Circulator’s runs every ten minutes and its fare is just $1, providing workers who depend on transit an affordable way to and from work. It also reduces traffic congestion and alcohol impaired driving in our communities.
With the Rosslyn Metro Station, “slug line,” shuttle buses, biking and walking trails, the options for commuters are nearly endless. Visit the Rosslyn Commuter Store in Rosslyn Metro Center Mall for additional information about transportation options, schedules, and fares. The BID also has installed several sturdy sidewalk bike racks throughout the BID area; the design for the racks is patterned after the logo used by the Artisphere, Arlington's cultural center in Rosslyn.
To ensure the streets are safe during afternoon hours, the BID coordinates a police patrol program. Off-duty county police officers visit businesses, walk the streets and keep an eye on congested intersections.