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 schoolWalk and Bike to School

As we’ve done for nearly a decade, WalkArlington and BikeArlington are partnering with Arlington Public Schools (APS) to celebrate International Walk and Bike to School Day. Take part in a walking school bus, or join a bicycle train to commute to school on Wednesday, October 7.

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.

Did You Know?

Higher levels of walkability are directly linked to higher home values.

CEOs for Cities, 2009

Upcoming Events
Car-Free Diet at Westover Farmer's Market

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Walk and Bike to School Day 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Secrets of Crystal City

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Events Calendar

News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 2-4

October 1, 2015, WMATA

Traffic, transit tips for a soggy weekend

Robert Thomson, October 2, 2015, Washington Post

Why commuters say they are dropping Metro

Martin Di Caro, October 2, 2015, WAMU

Benefits of slower traffic, measured in money and lives

Eric Jaffe, October 2, 2015, Citylab

Metro bracing for weekend rainstorm

Paul Duggan, October 1, 2015, Washington Post

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