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."
Walkable Arlington Profiled in New Book on America's Walking Renaissance
Arlington is one of nine communities featured in a new book from America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative. Entitled America’s Walking Renaissance, the book examines how nine cities, suburbs and towns across the US are getting up on their feet to get more people walking in more walkable places more of the time. An entire chapter of the book is dedicated to Arlington's success in this endeavor, calling Arlington "America's Most Walkable Suburb." The book is available for download at America Walks. Read more.
Arlington Repeats as Gold-Level Walk Friendly Community Honoree
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has once again named Arlington a Gold-level Walk Friendly Community (WFC). The County is one of only 15 communities across the country--out of the 58 ranked since the inception of the WFC program--to have received a Gold rating.
The Walk Friendly Communities program highlights communities for their walkability initiatives and programs, recognizing cities and towns that are leading the way in walkability while also offering feedback to assist communities in improving the walking experience. Read more.
Ideas And Inspirations From Walk Friendly Communities
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!
WalkArlington is presented by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a bureau of the Arlington, Virginia Department of Environmental Services.