Walking in Arlington

Photo: Yorktown WalkaboutWalking improves health. It reduces traffic congestion and air pollution. It builds community. It supports local business. It's free. 

And here in Arlington, walking is simply one of the most enjoyable ways of getting around. And that’s not just our opinion - in 2011, Arlington County was recognized as a Gold-level Walk Friendly Community, one of only four cities nationwide to receive this designation. Developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish a high priority for supporting safer walking environments, the Walk Friendly Communities program recognizes communities like Arlington County that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort.

Whether you’re walking on local trails, on your way to school or work, on an outing with a walking club, or on one of our neighborhood Walkabouts, WalkArlington and our colleagues here in Arlington County are doing our best every day to make our Walk Friendly Community even friendlier. From traffic calming to wayfinding signs to safety initiatives like PAL and Sharing the Way, we want walking to be your go-to option for getting around Arlington. 

Plus, walking is an easy way to take part in Arlington’s Car-Free Diet! To find out how many dollars you’ll save, calories you’ll burn, and CO2 emissions you’ll reduce by going car-free, visit www.carfreediet.com.

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
441
Ballston Connector
299
Bluemont Connector
282
CC Connector
598
Custis Bon Air Park
673
Custis Rosslyn
455
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
96
Key Bridge East
2910
Key Bridge West
1386
MVT Airport South
454
Roosevelt Bridge
218
TR Island Bridge
1539
WOD Bon Air Park
2652
WOD Bon Air West
994
WOD Columbia Pike
797
WOD East Falls Church
815

All ped counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4875794
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