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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