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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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

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110 Trail
547
14th Street Bridge
234
Arlington Mill Trail
586
Ballston Connector
401
Bluemont Connector
282
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
410
Joyce St NB
48
Joyce St SB
62
Key Bridge East
2091
Key Bridge West
1165
MVT Airport South
254
Roosevelt Bridge
87
TR Island Bridge
646
WOD Bon Air Park
499
WOD Bon Air West
506
WOD Columbia Pike
549
WOD East Falls Church
316

All ped counters, YTD

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Year to Date
109930
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