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."
Bike To Work Day is Friday, May 17
Celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work! Meet up with your neighbors at one of more than 70 regional pit stops for Bike to Work Day. Each pit stop will provide registered attendees with a free t-shirt and chances to win bicycles and other great prizes. You must register with your pit stop location at BiketoWorkMetroDC.org. Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area commuters. Click here for information about Arlington's pit stops.
Come Out on Saturday, May 18 for The Annual Turtle Trot 5k
Join Arlington nature-lovers for a certified 5k run supporting Long Branch Nature Center and local wildlife rehabilitation. After the 5k, be sure to also catch some REAL turtle races and visit a variety of educational booths, activities, and exhibits! The race is chip timed and will be held on a certified course. Proceeds from the race go towards the care of injured turtles and wildlife and for educational programs. For more information and to register, click here.
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!
What's Your One?
One of the best things about the Car-Free Diet is that it's really easy to get started! Find just ONE trip you can take without a car -- a bike ride to the office, a walk to the store, or any other trip you want -- and you can start benefiting right away! So what are you waiting for? See how one car-free trip can change your life with the Car-Free Diet Calculator, then tell us all about your "one" right here.