Welcome to WalkArlington
WalkArlington is an initiative of Arlington County, Virginia, where people have many options for moving about their community. WalkArlington's focus is on walking. By partnering with citizens, businesses, and County departments to promote the health, environmental, commuter, financial, and community-building benefits of walking, WalkArlington strives to "get more people walking more of the time."
Celebrate National Walking Day -- Get Up and Walk
We all know that April Fool's Day falls on April 1 every year. But did you know that in 2015, April 1 is also National Walking Day?!
To celebrate National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 1, WalkArlington wants you to get up and walk. For inspiration, you'll receive a FREE pedometer*! Just click here and answer three simple questions! No fooling!
*Offer expires April 1, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Arlington residents only. Limit of 2 pedometers per household.
Ideas And Inspirations From Walk Friendly Communities
The Walk Friendly Communities initiative, a national recognition program that encourages cities and towns across the United States to prioritize walkability, just released its inaugural program guide. Entitled “Giving Cities Legs: Ideas and Inspirations from Walk Friendly Communities“ (PDF, 3.8 MB) and published by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, the guide showcases some of the best practices of Walk Friendly Communities like Arlington so that other communities can learn from our experiences.
Take a look, see how our Gold-Level Walk Friendly Community compares to other cities that have received this prestigious recognition, and draw inspiration from the impressive examples of how communities nationwide are walking the walk toward walkability for all!