E-scooter corral at Wilson Boulevard and North Uhle Street. Image by Arlington County Department of Environmental Services (Arlington DES).

On Friday, December 14, Arlington began adding painted scooter parking areas to its streets. These “scooter corrals” offer dedicated places to drop-off or pick-up scooters and dockless bikes, both helping to keep them off sidewalks and creating informal hubs where people can more easily find rides.

So far, corrals are popping up in Arlington's Metro station areas, where scooter and bike use are highest. According to a tweet from Arlington's transportation division, you can find them at in Crystal City at 18th/Bell, in Pentagon City at 12th/Hayes, in Rosslyn at Lynn/Fairfax and 19th/Lynn, and in Courthouse at Uhle/Clarendon.

Here's Lynn Street in Rosslyn:

Image by Arlington DES.

And Pentagon City:

Image by Arlington DES.

Julie Strupp is Greater Greater Washington's Managing Editor. She's written for DCist, Washingtonian, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and others. You can usually find her sparring with her judo club, pedaling around the city, or hanging out on her Columbia Heights stoop.