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?

Higher levels of walkability are directly linked to higher home values.

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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
601
14th Street Bridge
348
Arlington Mill Trail
935
Ballston Connector
247
Bluemont Connector
478
CC Connector
546
Custis Bon Air Park
506
Custis Rosslyn
388
Joyce St SB
88
Key Bridge East
2499
Key Bridge West
1112
Roosevelt Bridge
195
TR Island Bridge
845
WOD Bon Air Park
590
WOD Bon Air West
707
WOD Columbia Pike
648
WOD East Falls Church
490

All ped counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1805961
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