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 – after being recognized as a Gold-level Walk Friendly Community in 2011, the inaugural year of the Walk Friendly Communities program, Arlington was re-designated at the Gold Level for a second five-year term in 2016. Developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish a high priority for supporting safer walking environments, Walk Friendly Communities recognizes communities like Arlington nationwide 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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Did You Know?

Arlington County is one of only 15 Gold-level Walk Friendly Communities in the U.S.

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Car-Free Diet at Central Library

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rosslyn Holiday Market Festival + Bonfire

Friday, December 9, 2016

Penrose Square Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

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110 Trail
535
14th Street Bridge
203
Arlington Mill Trail
529
Ballston Connector
224
Bluemont Connector
248
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
468
Custis Rosslyn
470
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
69
Key Bridge East
1916
Key Bridge West
723
MVT Airport South
349
Roosevelt Bridge
107
TR Island Bridge
850
WOD Bon Air Park
577
WOD Bon Air West
734
WOD Columbia Pike
479
WOD East Falls Church
333

All ped counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4457988
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program