Learn how to get around Ivy City sustainably.

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Walkable

Ivy City is ranked a "Very Walkable" neighborhood with a walk score of 75, which is based on categories including dining, groceries, shopping, errands, parks, schools, and culture/entertainment.

Bike-Friendly

Ivy City is considered a "Bikeable" neighborhood with a bike score of 66 and a growing bike infrastructure. Bike score measures whether an area is good for biking based on bike lanes and trails, hills, road connectivity, and destinations.

Accessible

Ivy City has "Good Transit" with a transit score of 59 and many nearby public transportation options. Transit score measures how well a location is served by public transit based on the distance and type of nearby transit lines.

Transportation Options

  • Capital Bikeshare

    Rent a classic bike at one of several nearby stations or opt for an ebike for a pedal-assisted ride.

  • Dockless Vehicles

    Rent a dockless bike or scooter from one of several different operators in the District.

  • Metrobus

    Hop on one of the four Metrobus routes with many stops servicing Ivy City residents.

  • Rideshare

    Rideshare options include slugging, carpooling, vanpooling, and ridehailing services like Lyft and Uber.

  • Carshare

    Rent, pick-up, and drop-off a car from a designated location or reserve and park a car on the street depending on the provider.

  • Personal Bike

    Ride and park your personal bike at the nearby NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station or take it around town to avoid traffic.

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Submit your transit survey responses for the chance to win a special prize package that includes an annual Capital Bikeshare membership, $250 VISA gift card, and $100 in Lyft credits to use toward scooter rentals or rideshare.

LOCAL CONVENIENCES

Shopping

Shopping

These nearby neighborhood convenience stores sell groceries, cleaning supplies, household goods, and more.


Parks

Parks

Get some fresh air and explore the outdoors at these local parks.


Recreation

Recreation

Visit one of the close by recreation centers that provide free activities for all ages.


RESOURCES & INFORMATION

Along with saving time and money, commuters who carpool, vanpool, use public transit, bike, or walk to work two or more days a week can qualify for a FREE and reliable ride home if/when emergencies arise. Register for the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program, and rest assured that you’ll get home in case of an unexpected event or unscheduled overtime.

Available 24/7, Capital Bikeshare has over 6,000 bikes and 600 stations located throughout the DC metro area, making it convenient to get around without a car. The following stations are located in and around Ivy City:

  • New York Ave & Hecht Ave NE
  • Capitol Ave & Kendall St NE
  • Trinidad Recreation Center
  • Montello Ave & Holbrook Ter NE
  • 24th & R St NE/National Arboretum

In the District, you have the option of choosing among several different dockless bike and scooter operators including:

Rates vary by provider. To find your nearest dockless vehicle, simply download the provider app!

You must lock electric scooters to a bike rack, parking signpost, stop sign, or in-street corral like you see below.

Your closest corral location is at Okie Street & Fairview Ave NE. Residents can also submit a request for off-sidewalk parking corrals through 311.

 

Metrobus is easily accessible from every neighborhood in the District, including Ivy City where there are countless convenient bus stops to make up for the distance from the Metrorail.

Find what route works best for you to determine the closest bus stop:

  • B2 stops
    • Bladensburg Rd NE & T St NE
    • Bladensburg Rd NE & New York Ave NE
    • Bladensburg Rd NE & Meigs Pl NE
    • Bladensburg Rd NE & M St NE
  • D4 stops
    • Fenwick Street & Okie Street NE
    • Okie Street & 16th Street NE
    • Trinidad Ave NE & Levis St NE
  • D8 stops
    • Mt Olivet Rd NE & Corcoran St NE
    • Mt Olivet Rd & Capitol Ave NE
    • Trinidad Ave NE & Levis St NE
  • E2 stops
    • West Virginia Ave & 17th Street NE
    • West Virginia Ave & 16th Street NE
    • Okie Street & 16th Street NE

The closest Metrorail station is NoMa-Gallaudet on the Red Line. Get to this station by foot, bus, bike, or scooter.

As you can see in the map below, Ivy City is surrounded by a couple of protected bike lanes. So, you can safely bicycle in and around the neighborhood.

There are protected bike lanes stretching along West Virginia Ave NE, Brentwood Parkway, and a portion of Florida Ave NE.

The Metropolitan Branch Trail is also accessible, providing a safe pathway from nearby NoMa all the way to the Fort Totten area.

Carsharing provides the independence of a car without the expenses of car ownership, like gas, monthly parking, and insurance. In the District, there are two companies that provide carsharing services in public space: Zipcar and Free2Move.

If using Zipcar, cars must be picked up at designated locations and returned to the same location or dropped off near a driver’s destination. Your closest Zipcar locations are at the Trinidad Recreation Center and Union Market.

Employees can choose a monthly or annual Zipcar membership for as low as $7 per month or $70 per year; or choose a dedicated rental for weekday commutes. Zipcar has partnered with Bozzuto, the DC Housing Authority, and a long list of other local property management companies to provide special offers to DC residents.

Free2Move gives you the freedom to find and reserve a vehicle parked near you and drop it back off at any valid street parking spot.

When commuters share a ride in the same general direction, they are ridesharing. You can begin and end the trip together or take detours to pick-up or drop-off a passenger along the way. Slugging, carpooling, and vanpooling are all forms of ridesharing. Providers like Lyft and Uber offer on-demand ridehailing services that allow you to share a car with others who are going the same way.

  • Lyft Pink – Two-tier membership program that offers exclusive benefits. Starting at $9.99 per month, Lyft Pink riders will get free Priority Pickup upgrades, bike and scooter discounts, relaxed ride cancellations, a free Grubhub+ membership, and more.
  • After-Hours Commuter Service Program – Tailored for late-night workers, you can get a shared ride to work if you need to travel between midnight and 4am. Once enrolled, Metro covers the first $6 of your shared ride with Lyft when you commute to/from work within Metro’s compact service area up to 40 trips per month.

Carpooling is when two or more people drive together (share the same vehicle) to get to work. Carpools usually consist of individuals who live near each other and are employees of the same company (or are employees of different companies located only a short distance apart) and have the same work hours. Sometimes, carpoolers use personal vehicles to take turns driving.

Need help finding other carpoolers? The Commuter Connections Ridematching Service connects people interested in carpooling with each other for free. Some employers also help to organize carpools and provide incentives for carpooling.

EVENTS

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Live Scooter / Ebike

Capital Bikeshare

Bicycle Lanes

Shared Lane Markings

Signed Bike Routes

Trails



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MAPS & TOOLS

Finding a good route is important when you are trying to get around the District without a car. Fortunately, there are maps, apps, websites, and tools to help you find your way.

  • 2022 DC Bike Map PDF 22.13mb
  • DC Metrobus Map PDF 972.004kb
  • DC Circulator Map PDF 5.03mb
  • Metrorail Map PDF 3.3mb
  • Go Far with No Car Neighborhood Guide PDF 575.088kb
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  • Bird

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Local scooter provider that operates 2,220 vehicles in the District.

  • JUMP by Lime

    Available on:   iOS

    Local bike and scooter provider that operates 2,500 vehicles in the District.

  • Lime

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Local scooter provider that operates 2,500 vehicles in the District.

  • Lyft

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Local scooter provider that operates 1,720 vehicles in the District.

  • Local scooter provider that operates 2,500 vehicles in the District.

  • Spin

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Local scooter provider that operates 2,500 vehicles in the District.

  • Allows you to view all station locations and the number of available bikes and docks, purchase a pass, unlock a bike, and ride right away!

  • Citymapper

    Available on:   iOS Android

    The ultimate transport app that uses open data, mobile, and payment technology to make transport sustainable and hassle free; particularly useful for bike and dock availability.

  • CityMotion

    Available on:   iOS Android

    You’ll be able to get real-time information for all your mobility options anywhere and everywhere you go. Data is sorted by what’s most useful at the exact time and moment you open the app.

  • A robust, interactive transit map that shows metropolitan DC’s complete bike network. From bike-friendly roads to dirt paths and trails, this handy tool will help you get going on two wheels.

  • Helbiz

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Helbiz is your new urban mobility partner. Simply tap to instantly unlock, ride, and leave your e-bike anywhere for the next person to use.

  • Web tool identifying bike parking locations throughout the Washington, DC region.

  • Web tool helping you find safer bike routes.

  • Ride Report tracks your miles, maps your routes, and awards ride streaks for your daily errands and commutes.

  • Strava

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Social network connecting runners and cyclists through the sports they love.

  • Transit

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Get accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders. You can also easily find and grab the closest bikeshare.

  • Map specializing in bike shops, trail access, incidents, and DC routes.

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