Tips for Safe Walking

Safety Tips

  • Cross at the corner or at marked crosswalks
  • When crossing, always look both ways, even on a one-way street
  • At traffic signals, cross only when you have a “Walk” sign or symbol
  • A flashing “Don’t Walk” sign means don’t start—but if you’re already walking, proceed across carefully and swiftly
  • Watch for turning traffic
  • Be aware of motorists running red lights
  • Check for cyclists riding against traffic
  • Use pedestrian buttons where available
  • At night wear something reflective—remember that you are hard to see
  • Take note of when the sun is in drivers’ eyes, especially at sunrise and sunset, and proceed with extra caution
  • On Arlington's multi-use trails, walk to the right and don’t block or stop in the path

Also see tips for sharing Arlington's multi-use trails.

Be Good to Your Body

  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after walking, to help prevent dehydration
  • Wear sunscreen and lip balm, SPF 15 or higher, with both UV-A and UV-B protection
  • If you invest in nothing else, do your feet a favor and purchase shoes that fit well and are made for walking—they don’t need to be expensive shoes, just ones that provide good support and feel comfortable
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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

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110 Trail
422
14th Street Bridge
168
Arlington Mill Trail
428
Ballston Connector
333
Bluemont Connector
272
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
289
Custis Rosslyn
1138
Joyce St SB
75
Key Bridge East
1999
Key Bridge West
1117
Roosevelt Bridge
84
TR Island Bridge
496
WOD Bon Air Park
375
WOD Bon Air West
324
WOD Columbia Pike
321
WOD East Falls Church
236

All ped counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1486992
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