How to Make Your Workplace a Walking Workplace
Arlington County is both a walk-friendly community and a business-friendly community. That’s why WalkArlington and our colleagues at Arlington Transportation Partners have put together WalkArlington Works, a compilation of readily available Walking Workplace programs and resources to integrate walking into your work day and your workplace.
After all, you spend a lot of time at work, so why not make it a healthy, productive, and environmentally friendly "walking workplace"? WalkArlington and Arlington Transportation Partners have done the legwork and gathered the resources for you, so there’s no reason not to give it a try.
What is a Walking Workplace?
A Walking Workplace is an organization that encourages employees to incorporate walking into the work day, whether by changing daily habits, participating in walking programs, promoting participation in local walking events, or putting together a combination of strategies that fit your workplace.
What’s the best way to get started?
Check out these local resources:
- WalkArlington Works: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Walking Workplace – This user-friendly brochure offers organizations a simple primer on establishing a Walking Workplace using a series of ready-made materials and proven approaches. If you would like a printed version mailed to you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.
- Arlington Transportation Partners – ATP provides transportation expertise and services to businesses, residential communities, developers, and hoteliers in Arlington County.
- Commuter Stores – Arlington’s Commuter Stores provide residents, visitors and those working in Arlington with convenient, one-stop shopping for schedules, fares, and information about the many transportation options available in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
- Car-Free Diet Partners – These Arlington shops, restaurants, and service providers work with Arlington County Commuter Services to support car-free lifestyles in Arlington.
- WalkArlington Resources
See what these national Walking Workplace programs have to offer:
And learn more about these national Walking Workplace events:
Then put together the combination that’s right for you, your co-workers, and your workplace and you’ll be on your way to creating a walking workplace.