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 is one of only 15 Gold-level Walk Friendly Communities in the U.S.

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

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110 Trail
731
14th Street Bridge
300
Arlington Mill Trail
797
Ballston Connector
453
Bluemont Connector
347
CC Connector
505
Custis Bon Air Park
523
Custis Rosslyn
416
Joyce St NB
77
Joyce St SB
104
Key Bridge East
2807
Key Bridge West
1296
Roosevelt Bridge
159
TR Island Bridge
818
WOD Bon Air Park
693
WOD Bon Air West
703
WOD Columbia Pike
536
WOD East Falls Church
434

All ped counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2168438
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