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."
Walkabout Discovery Challenge
Over the last decade, WalkArlington has been hard at work developing nearly two dozen Walkabouts, self-guided, family-friendly neighborhood walking tours that showcase local history, highlight community resources, divulge little-known facts, and reveal hidden treasures. Walkabout routes typically include about 10 stops and cover two miles. Just in time for spring, WalkArlington has put together a scavenger hunt of sorts featuring twelve of our Walkabout routes.
Whether you're an Arlington newcomer or a longtime resident and whether you've tried a Walkabout or explored walkable Arlington on your own, you're certain to discover something new on WalkArlington's WALKABOUT DISCOVERY CHALLENGE (PDF 1.6MB)! Click here to get started.
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!