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."
Last Chance...Tell WalkArlington Where to Go!
Since 2003, WalkArlington has been hard at work developing our series of neighborhood walking tours known as Walkabouts. To date, we’ve developed 24 routes covering practically the entire County. However, in a County that’s experiencing as much growth and change as Arlington, some of our older routes are a bit outdated—some have even reached their 10th birthday! So instead of developing a new Walkabout route, WalkArlington has decided to focus on updating our oldest routes. And we’re reaching out to you, Arlington walkers, to decide…
Which of our five oldest Walkabout routes should be updated first?
Dating back to October 2003, all routes are listed in chronological order on our Walkabouts page. The five “oldest” routes are as follows:
Walkabout #1 - October 2003, Fairlington Kid and Dog Walk
Walkabout #2 - December 2003, Shirlington
Walkabout #3 - September 2004, Crystal City
Walkabout #4 - December 2004, Potomac Overlook
Walkabout #5 - April 2005, Lyon Park
Here’s where your informed opinion comes in:
1. Take a look at these five route maps online
2. Take a walk through each neighborhood using the Walkabout map
3. Cast your vote for the first Walkabout to be updated at www.surveymonkey.com/s/6YM35XX
Don’t delay - vote today! Results will be revealed here later this summer!
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!