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."

walk and bike to schoolBe a PAL and Reflect 

Fall has arrived and so are shorter days and longer nights. We'll be walking in the dark more often in the coming months. That means it's more important than ever to be a PAL when you're getting around Arlington in the early morning, late afternoon and evenings. Check out our tips for safe walking in all seasons.

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 FriendlyGiving Cities Legs Book 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!

WalkArlington is presented by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a bureau of the Arlington, Virginia Department of Environmental Services.

Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26, 2015 – Friday, November 27, 2015

Arlington Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Still Feeling Full? Let's Hike!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Events Calendar

News Headlines
Sound of traffic might hurt mental health

Linda Poon, November 25, 2015, Citylab

Crossing a street in D.C. can be dangerous

Ashley Halsey III, November 25, 2015, Washington Post

Prioritizing Metro bike, pedestrian projects, part 2

November 24, 2015, PlanItMetro

More than 400 will die on the roads this holiday weekend

Ashley Halsey III, November 24, 2015, Washington Post

At holiday time, even short trips can be extra risky

Robert Thomson, November 24, 2015, Washington Post

More News & Events

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