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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Photo: couple walking

Did You Know?

Higher levels of walkability are directly linked to higher home values.

CEOs for Cities, 2009

Upcoming Events
Crystal City Sparket

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

National Bike and Walk to School Day

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Local Birding Walk

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

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110 Trail
318
14th Street Bridge
142
Arlington Mill Trail
395
Ballston Connector
263
Bluemont Connector
179
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
346
Custis Rosslyn
488
Joyce St SB
79
Key Bridge East
1340
Key Bridge West
614
Roosevelt Bridge
62
TR Island Bridge
221
WOD Bon Air Park
573
WOD Bon Air West
534
WOD Columbia Pike
355
WOD East Falls Church
286

All ped counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1506412
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program