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 ready-made 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.