A “block party” style event with a transportation theme is set for later this month along Columbia Pike.
Arlington County is hosting its third annual “Our Shared Street Pop-Up” on Thursday, August 22, in the parking lot at the intersection of S. Four Mile Run Drive and the Pike. The event will run from 5-7 p.m. that night, and will feature booths from transportation organizations with activities and answers to transportation questions.
“Our Shared Street is a block party where you can get to know your neighbors and local transportation options,” says the event’s website. “There are also tons of great giveaways happening and fun activities.”‘
The goal of the event is to share information about commuting by bike, rail, bus, car, or feet in the county. The county-run Arlington Transportation Partners is organizing the event along with Capital Bikeshare, BikeArlington, and WalkArlington, and Arlington’s Car-Free Diet.
— WalkArlington (@WalkArlington) August 7, 2018
Thanks to everyone who joined us for #OurSharedStreet Pop-up last week! Here's a recap of all the activities and #transportation information shared to empower Arlington communities: https://t.co/FeV2JKDEw8 pic.twitter.com/GiURNJHjBM
— ArlingtonTransPrtnrs (@ATPcommutes) August 13, 2018
What’s not yet certain is whether ride-hailing or e-scooter companies like Uber and Lyft will be present during the late August event — as they were for last year’s event. (The county’s e-scooter program was recently extended, but has seen a slight uptick in crashes and injuries.)
Tickets to the pop-up event are free, but attendees are encouraged to register in advance online.