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.

Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

Upcoming Events
REI - Take Your Bike Commuting to the Next Level Presented by WABA

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Secrets of Shirlington

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

14th Annual US FreedomWalk Festival

Friday, October 16, 2015

Events Calendar

News Headlines
Police officer hits pedestrian in Northwest D.C.

October 12, 2015, WTOP

1/4 of Metro board would change under Senate legislation

Martin Di Caro, October 12, 2015, WAMU

Learning to ride transit equals independence

Frederick Kunkle, October 11, 2015, Washington Post

What it looks like when Metro riders reach their breaking point

Faiz Siddiqui, October 11, 2015, Washington Post

Southwest Airlines warns of delays

October 11, 2015, WTOP

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