Hi! We’re WalkArlington. We think everyone deserves to get around at any age and ability easily and comfortably—where the grocery store is just steps away, the streets support human activity, and there are spaces for community.
If that sounds appealing to you, you’re in the right place. Our mission is to get more people walking, more of the time, in a more walkable environment in Arlington County, Virginia.
Here on our website you can find our walking tours and events, updates about walking projects around the County, self-guided walking route maps, and resources to support better walking in Arlington.
WalkArlington is Arlington County’s walking education and encouragement program, started in 2009. Active modes of transportation, including walking, biking, and rolling are central to Arlington’s vision of an equitable transportation system that enhances the overall quality of life for those who live, work and play here.
WalkArlington supports the County’s vision by working collaboratively with local citizens, businesses, stakeholders, and County departments to offer programs that promote active transportation choices!
WalkArlington is a program of Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a bureau of Arlington’s Department of Environmental Services. ACCS serves people who live, work or visit Arlington through programs and services that are designed to encourage the use of mass transit, carpooling and vanpooling, bicycling, walking, teleworking, and other alternatives to driving alone.
Walk Friendly Community
Arlington County is recognized as a Gold Walk Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. The County is one of only 15 communities across the country to have received a Gold rating.
The Walk Friendly Communities program recognizes communities working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort. Read more.
Katy Lang | Program Director
Katy is the Program Director for Active Transportation and manages the BikeArlington and WalkArlington teams in their efforts to get more people biking and walking in Arlington. Her teams do this through supportive events, targeted outreach opportunities, and behavior change marketing.
Prior to joining the Active Transportation team, Katy worked at the Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center and earned her Masters in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her previous career was in organizational development, change management, and learning, and her undergraduate degree is from the College of William & Mary.
Cat cuddles | Sunshine enthusiast | Spanish language learner | Cheese addict
Henry Dunbar | Director of Operations
Henry Dunbar is the Director of Operations for Active Transportation for Arlington County Commuter Services, overseeing the Capital Bikeshare, BikeArlington, and WalkArlington programs, as well as working with Arlington County and neighboring jurisdictions on active transportation policy issues.
He previously was executive director of Phoenix Bikes, an Arlington nonprofit youth bike and education program. Over a 30-year career in journalism and public communications he has worked for newspapers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Notable among them are the office of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (AK), Reading Is Fundamental, The Washington Post, and Northern Virginia Sun-Gazette.
Upcycling maker | Alaskan | Marine veteran | Endurance athlete
Mary Dallao | Program Manager
Mary is the Program Manager for WalkArlington and encourages more people to embrace one of the healthiest and most accessible modes of active transportation. She seeks to establish a walking mindset among Arlingtonians through active engagement with the community through events. She also works to reinforce and cultivate strong partnerships with other organizations that share WalkArlington’s goals.
Prior to joining the WalkArlington team, Mary was Communications Coordinator for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, where she participated in marketing campaigns that helped raise the profile of one of Arlington’s most active and growing urban neighborhoods. She holds a master’s degree in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Runner | Amateur cook | Fiction lover | Spicy food enthusiasts
Evelyn Murcia | Event and Outreach Coordinator
Evelyn is the Event and Outreach Coordinator for Active Transportation. She organizes tabling events for BikeArlington, WalkArlington, and Capital Bikeshare programs. You may see her riding around the yellow submarine, BikeArlington’s cargo bike, to different events.
Evelyn also works as a bike mechanic at a local non-profit, Phoenix Bikes, and has interacted many times with BikeArlington in the past through rides and events. As an active bike commuter, she has explored racing, wrenching, and cruising on bikes since 2014.
All weather bike rider | Arlington native | Animal fanatic | Mile crusher
Chaneé Holmes | Marketing Manager
As a Marketing Manager at Destination Sales and Marketing Group (DS&MG), Chanée is the marketing lead for the Active Transportation (AT) programs that includes Bike Arlington, Walk Arlington and Capital Bikeshare. She is responsible for developing strategy and implementing marketing plan around events and initiatives for the AT programs.
Prior to joining DS&MG, Chanée was Project Manager at PETERMAYER a creative agency in New Orleans, where she worked on accounts in the telecommunications, hospitality and food industries. Her experience also includes developing and executing marketing plans at both education and entertainment nonprofits. Chanée holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Howard University.
Music enthusiasts | Aspiring screenwriter | Visual designer | Potato chip connoisseur
Get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and WalkArlington’s staff will get back to you.