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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Arlington’s Pedestrian Counters

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
240
Ballston Connector
336
Bluemont Connector
261
CC Connector
482
Custis Bon Air Park
430
Custis Rosslyn
307
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
1108
Key Bridge East
1915
Key Bridge West
1006
MVT Airport South
245
Roosevelt Bridge
139
TR Island Bridge
776
WOD Bon Air Park
716
WOD Bon Air West
601
WOD Columbia Pike
546
WOD East Falls Church
417

All ped counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5379988
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