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?

Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

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110 Trail
262
14th Street Bridge
148
Arlington Mill Trail
392
Ballston Connector
209
Bluemont Connector
176
CC Connector
490
Custis Bon Air Park
271
Custis Rosslyn
287
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
41
Key Bridge East
1007
Key Bridge West
788
MVT Airport South
176
Roosevelt Bridge
55
TR Island Bridge
312
WOD Bon Air Park
261
WOD Bon Air West
292
WOD Columbia Pike
170
WOD East Falls Church
160

All ped counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3777013
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