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
Did You Know?

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

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6th Annual Arlington Fun Ride

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Walk/Bike to School Day

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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Monday, October 10, 2016

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
1009
14th Street Bridge
316
Arlington Mill Trail
767
Ballston Connector
445
Bluemont Connector
415
CC Connector
492
Custis Bon Air Park
471
Custis Rosslyn
520
Joyce St NB
74
Joyce St SB
91
Key Bridge East
2813
Key Bridge West
1404
MVT Airport South
209
Roosevelt Bridge
164
TR Island Bridge
879
WOD Bon Air Park
725
WOD Bon Air West
806
WOD Columbia Pike
1440
WOD East Falls Church
406

All ped counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3695578
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