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?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

Upcoming Events
Cherry Blossom Events - Pups n' Petals Dog Walk

Sunday, March 29, 2015

National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cherry Blossom Events - NPS Ranger Lead Lantern Walks

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Events Calendar

News Headlines
Metrobus schedule changes effective Sunday, March 29

March 26, 2015, CommuterPage.com

Moody's downgrades Metro transit bonds

Michael Neibauer, March 27, 2015, WBJ

Fixing radio dead zones in Metrorail tunnels will take years

Martin Di Caro, March 27, 2015, WAMU

Tax benefit changes and better options are hurting transit ridership

Paul Goddin, March 27, 2015, GGW

Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

Robert Thomson, March 27, 2015, Washington Post

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