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Pacer Archives

Please Note: Archived issues listed below are dated, back issues of the Pacer in Portable Document Format (PDF) Adobe Reader is required to view these files. The information they contain was current at the time of publication, but may be outdated now. Archived issues may contain broken links.

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April 2015 (232KB)
Step Out and Walkabout in Spring, Put a Spring in Your Step, Spring Up for Bike and Walk to School Day, News You Can Use

March 2015 (252KB)
Explore the Facets of Crystal City on Foot, Get Up and Move -- No Fooling, Get Up at Lunch and Move, News You Can Use

February 2015 (231KB)
A Sparkling Walkabout Debut in Crystal City, Smart Growth in Charm City, Spring Fever in Arlington, News You Can Use

January 2015 (248KB)
One Step Back, Two Steps Forward, Help Us Reach The Summit, Mark Your 2015 Calendar to Share, Learn, and Let the Good Times Roll, News You Can Use

November 2014 (232KB)
Walk and Shop in a Winter Wonderland, "Test Walk" CarFreeAtoZ, Plan Your Holiday Travel, News You Can Use: Thanksgiving Edition

October 2014 (307KB)
Trick or Treat!, Fall Back, Walk to School, News You Can Use

September 2014 (236KB)
School Days, Crystal Ball, Safer Streets, News You Can Use: The Back to School Issue

July-August 2014 (369KB)
Adventures Awaits at the 2014 Arlington County Fair, Walkabout Brochure Goes on a (Car-Free) Diet, If You Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk, and Answer the Survey(s), News You Can Use

June 2014 (263KB)
How Can I Stay Cool Without Cooling My Heals this Summer? What Neighborhood Will be Featured on the Next Walkabout? Why Do Pedestrians Have to Stay to the Right on Trails? News (and Events) You Can Use

May 2014 (314KB)
It's a Wrap! The Last "Walk Friendly Community" Walkabout, Here's a Clue! The Walkabout Discovery Challenged Revealed, Next Up! Walkabout #25 or Back to the Starting Line? News (and Events) You Can Use

April 2014 (172KB)
Triple Your Walking Pleasure with WalkArlington's Newest Walkabout, Double the Benefits of Your Lunch Break, Quadruple Your Fun on the Way to School, News You Can Use: Singular Events

March 2014 (230KB)
Walking the Blossoms, Challenge Yourself to Go the Distance, Walk the Walk at Lunch, News You Can Use

February 2014 (180KB)
The Last (Walk Friendly Community) Walkabout, Spring Fever, Walk This Way, News You Can Use

January 2014 (300KB)
Stepping from 2013 to 2014, Keeping the Gold, Reaching the Summit, News You Can Use

November 2013 (275KB)
Winter Wonderland Walkabout, Walk, Shop, and Celebrate Arlington, News You Can Use: Holiday Round-Up, Think Globally, Walk Locally

October 2013 (244KB)
The Walking Revolution, The Next Generation, The March of Time, News You Can use

September 2013 (153KB)
Celebrate Car-Freedom in All Form, Celebrate the Movement about Movement, Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day on October 9, Celebrate Walkable Living, Arlington Style

July - August 2013 (238KB)
Explore Arlington at the 2013 Arlington County Fair, Make the Most of What's Left of the Summer of 2013, Take Steps to Plan for Walk and Bike to School Day 2013, News You Can Use - Summer 2013

June 2013 (219KB)
Summer STAY-cation?, Or Summer VA-cation?, Staying Safe Whether You Stay or Go, News You Can Use: Arlington Round Up

May 2013 (392KB)
Stepping Forward and Looking Back, Making Tracks All Month Long, In Related News, More News You Can Use: The Multimedia Edition

April 2013 (189KB)
Join WalkArlington for the Debut of Our BLUEmont / Bon Air Walkabout, Seeing RED at Work, Escape the Grind and Take a Lunchtime Walk, Hey Kids! Forget the YELLOW School Bus and Use Human Power, Go GREEN and Celebrate Earth Day

March 2013 (187KB)
Walk to Work, Walk at Lunch, Walk Home, Hit Your Stride, One App at a Time, News You Can Use - The Schools Edition, News You Can Use - The International Edition

February 2013 (250KB)
And Now in Local News, Be a PAL/Seamos Amables, Seen Around Arlington, How Others Sees Us

January 2013 (233KB)
Four More Years - Be There on Day One, Be Prepared, Be Safe and Be Seen - And Be a PAL, Arlington's Answer to the Inauguration - Upcoming Events

November 2012 (203KB)
Giving Thanks in the Season of Giving, WalkArlington's Guide to Holiday Shopping on Foot, Holiday Gift Ideas to Start 2012 on the Right Foot, The Holiday Edition of News You Can Use

October 2012 (314KB)
Be a PAL or Beware this Halloween, Looking Ahead to November: Fall Back and Walk the Vote, Looking Way Ahead to April 2013: Put a Spring in Your Step, News You Can Use

September 2012 (316KB)
Reading and Writing and Walking, Pledging and Walking/Riding and Not Driving, PARK(ing), Feeing the Meter, and Gallery Hopping, News You Can Use: The International Edition

July-August 2012 (130KB)
Celebrating the Olympics the Arlington Way, Exploring Walk Friendly London, Walking the Olympics Race Walking Walk and Taking Home Tips, Hiking the Pike with WalkArlington and Hitting the Midway at the Arlington County Fair

June 2012 (207KB)
The Making of a Walkabout: Step 3 - Victory Lap!, Sharing the Way Every Day, News You Can Use Part I: WalkArlington's Listening Tour-Taking the Arlington Way to the Streets, News You Can Use Part II: Walkability 101

May 2012 (197KB)
Walk the Walk and Loop the Loop in the Arlington Ridge-Aurora Highlands Walkabout on June 10, Walk the Walk and Loop the Loop II: Now Try the South Loop of the Arlington Ridge-Aurora Highlands Walkabout, The Making of Walkabout: Step 2 - Outreach, More News You Can Use

April 2012 (235KB)
On April 25, Turn a Working Lunch Into a Walking Lunch, The Making of a Walkabout: Step 1, Crisis? What Crisis, More News You Can Use

March 2012 (241KB)
Nominations Yield Golden Results, Walk to Work Day, A Word About Safety, News You Can Use

February 2012 (190KB)
Walkabout Nominations, Mardi Gras, Feel the Heritage

January 2012 (251KB)
Walkabout Nominations, Be a PAL, Walk Survey Findings, Winter Walking

Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

Upcoming Events
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Monday, May 25, 2015

George Washington's Forest History Walk

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Adult Learn to Ride a Bike Class

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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