National Landing has a bold vision for a sustainable tomorrow. That's why we're embracing the future by celebrating Car Free Day. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate our multi-modal network making it easy to ditch your car. Take the Pledge on September 22 for this annual event that encourages people to leave their cars at home and explore alternative modes of transportation.
1. Explore the area by bike
With 8 miles of new bike lanes, National Landing is a cyclist's paradise. Whether you want to watch planes at Gravelly Point, savor the breathtaking views at Columbia Island Marina, or immerse yourself in history at the Mt. Vernon Estate, there's a bike route from National Landing for everyone. Don't have a bike? There are 22 Capital Bikeshare stations spread across the area!
2. Take a scenic stroll
For those who prefer a leisurely pace, National Landing offers delightful walking opportunities. Take a walk to Met Park and relish in the crisp fall weather. For a more scenic experience, stretch your legs along the esplanade at Long Bridge Park, where the Potomac River views will leave you captivated.
3. Commute by rail
National Landing is well-connected via public transit. Did you know that the region now boasts three Metro Stations, including the newest addition at Potomac Yard? On Car Free Day, ride the Metro and witness the emergence of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus. The Metro isn't the only option, commuters along VRE's Manassas and Fredericksburg Lines can also join the car-free movement and enjoy a relaxing ride to National Landing.
4. Board the Bus
National Landing proudly hosts Transitway, the first bus rapid transit system in the DMV. Step on board and experience the convenience of dedicated bus lanes. This summer, the 16M premium bus service was also introduced, connecting the Columbia Pike corridor to National Landing, making it easier than ever to explore the area without a car!