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.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
523
14th Street Bridge
198
Arlington Mill Trail
584
Ballston Connector
317
Bluemont Connector
267
CC Connector
266
Custis Bon Air Park
353
Custis Rosslyn
290
Joyce St NB
44
Joyce St SB
84
Key Bridge East
1511
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
84
Roosevelt Bridge
108
TR Island Bridge
632
WOD Bon Air Park
452
WOD Bon Air West
607
WOD Columbia Pike
511
WOD East Falls Church
281

All ped counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2965230
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