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 has 50 miles of shared-use, off-street trails.

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

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110 Trail
731
14th Street Bridge
300
Arlington Mill Trail
797
Ballston Connector
453
Bluemont Connector
347
CC Connector
505
Custis Bon Air Park
523
Custis Rosslyn
416
Joyce St NB
77
Joyce St SB
104
Key Bridge East
2807
Key Bridge West
1296
Roosevelt Bridge
159
TR Island Bridge
818
WOD Bon Air Park
693
WOD Bon Air West
703
WOD Columbia Pike
536
WOD East Falls Church
434

All ped counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2168438
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