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."
International Walk and Bike to School Day 2014
Each October, Arlington Public Schools (APS), WalkArlington, and BikeArlington join forces to take part in this international event. Part of a month-long celebration, the event encourages students to walk and bike to school while teaching the health and environmental benefits of walking and biking.
Here in Arlington, APS will showcase Walk and Bike to School Day festivities at Patrick Henry Elementary School. On October 8, Henry's 500+ pre-school through 5th grade students, along with faculty, staff, and family members, will take a celebratory walk around the neighborhood, and hold an on-campus Walk and Roll celebration upon arrival at school! Click here to learn how you can participate in Walk and Bike to School Day.
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!