Events

May
8
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Room 311)
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The PAC advises the County Board and the County Manager on the implementation of the pedestrian element of the Master Transportation Plan and other matters the committee deems important to advocate for the needs of pedestrians in Arlington.

The committee is made up of volunteers who keep the County focused on making Arlington a better place to walk — from the high-rise canyons of Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City to the leafy residential areas of north, south, and west Arlington.

Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting. Room location change for May 2019: Room 311.

 

Mar
19
Thu
[Cancelled] Walk + Craft: Reflective Pin-making with WalkArlington @ East West Rosslyn
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
March 17, 2020: Our team has been closely monitoring the public health recommendations about COVID-19  and has decided to cancel this event. Your wellbeing is important to us, and practicing social distancing is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus at this timeFollow us @WalkArlington on social media to stay updated on the rescheduled date for this event and for information about future events, walking tips, and more. Also, check out Iris’s work at ReflectiveSociety.com 
Join WalkArlington and Reflective Society as we create our own reflective pins and enjoy an early-evening walk in Rosslyn.

About this Event

Do you love making your own accessories? Do you like being visible at night? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, join WalkArlington and artist Iris Vondell of Reflective Society. We’ll gather at a neighborhood coffee shop, where Iris will teach us to make simple pinback buttons we can attach to our backpacks, bags, and coats. She will guide the group through the pin-making process, including painting or stamping the fabric, cutting out circles, and using a pin press.

This activity is great for anyone who walks, runs, or bikes outside: Iris creates all her accessories with reflective fabric, so the pins will glow in the dark and increase nighttime visibility.

Afterwards, we’ll head out for a brief guided walk of the Rosslyn neighborhood, where we can test out the reflective properties of our new creations! Bring a friend!

Registration

This event is free but registration is required. Participants must descend a small staircase to access the event space. All supplies will be provided. Pin-making will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on a rolling (drop-in) basis. The walk will start at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to bring cash/credit card if you plan on ordering coffee, wine, or snacks while we craft.

This event will take place, rain or shine.

Getting to the Event

This event will take place at East West, a neighborhood coffee shop and wine bar in Rosslyn, which is served by Metrorail and Metrobus, ART bus, multi-use trails, car-sharing and Capital Bikeshare. The entrance to the building is on a small access road parallel to North Lynn Street. Our crafting space will be at the large table in the back. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

Contact WalkArlington at info@walkarlington.com with any questions.

More

To learn more about Iris Vondell and view more of her beautiful reflective accessories, visit her website, Reflective Society. Iris will have additional jewelry and accessories on hand at the crafting event for purchase.

This event is cohosted by WalkArlington and Reflective Society.

Apr
4
Sat
[Cancelled] A Saturday Morning Stroll in Bluemont @ Bluemont Capital Bikeshare Station
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

March 17, 2020: Our team has been closely monitoring the public health recommendations about COVID-19  and has decided to cancel this event. Your wellbeing is important to us, and practicing social distancing is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus at this timeFollow us @WalkArlington on social media to stay updated on the rescheduled date for this event and for information about future events, walking tips, and more.

Join WalkArlington and Walk Virginia for a stroll through the neighborhood of Bluemont, featuring parks, trails, and a thriving retail core.

About this Event

National Walking Week is April 1-7, and what better way to celebrate than with a relaxing Saturday-morning stroll in Bluemont, recently named the best place to live in Arlington by Niche.com. WalkArlington and Walk Virginia are teaming up to lead this three-mile, guided ramble that will take us through Bluemont’s unrivaled network of trails and parks, not to mention its thriving retail core, which is home to small shops and several restaurants. We’ll finish at Lacey Woods Park, a favorite neighborhood spot that has places to sit, an open field, a basketball court, and a great playground. Bring your lunch or a snack if you want to enjoy an optional picnic in the park with us afterwards.

Registration

This event is free, but registration is required. Bring a lunch or snack if you want to picnic with us afterwards at Lacey Woods Park. Safeway Grocery is located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the park if you want to purchase something to eat.

This event will take place, rain or shine.

Getting to the Event

This event will take place in Bluemont, a neighborhood in Arlington that is served by Metrorail and Metrobus, ART bus, multi-use trails, car-sharing, and Capital Bikeshare. The walk will start at the Capital Bikeshare Station on the corner of Wilson Blvd. and North George Mason Drive. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

Contact WalkArlington at info@walkarlington.com with any questions.

More

Walk Virginia (aka Virginia Volkssport Association) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3, inclusive recreation program and an advocate for fitness for all generations and abilities. Every October, it hosts the world-class US FreedomWalk Festival, which draws athletes of all ages and abilities from around the world and the United States for three days of non-competitive, social walks and a bike event throughout Arlington and Washington, D.C.

This event is cohosted by WalkArlington and Walk Virginia.

Apr
28
Tue
[CANCELLED] Joint Meeting of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) and Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) @ Navy Annex
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Update: this meeting has been postponed to a later date, to be determined.

April 28, 2020 will be a special joint meeting of the PAC, BAC, and Parks and Rec Commission.

The PAC advises the County Board and the County Manager on the implementation of the pedestrian element of the Master Transportation Plan and other matters the committee deems important to advocate for the needs of pedestrians in Arlington.

The committee is made up of volunteers who keep the County focused on making Arlington a better place to walk — from the high-rise canyons of Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City to the leafy residential areas of north, south, and west Arlington.

Meetings are typically held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.

Oct
7
Wed
Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day @ Arlington Public Schools
Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day @ Arlington Public Schools

Mark your calendar! BikeArlington and WalkArlington are joining Arlington County Public Schools on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to celebrate the annual Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day and encourage students to use active transportation to get to school. We’ll be at this year’s focus school.

This international event is designed to encourage students to bike, walk, or roll to school while teaching about the health and environmental benefits of active transportation. Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about safe routes to schools and the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety in neighborhoods and around our schools.

APS schools and students are encouraged to walk the walk all year long by adopting weekly walking and biking promotions like “Walking Wednesdays” and “Foot Fridays,” supporting formation of Walking School Buses, Bike Trains and other creative commutes, and sharing important pedestrian and bike safety information for all ages.

For more information about Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day, visit Arlington Public School’s Safe Routes to School Program.