About Us

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.

Program Background

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 Platinum Walk Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. The County is one of only 5 communities across the country to have received a Platinum 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.

WalkArlington Staff

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Program Director
Mary Dallao | More Info


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Mary Dallao | Program Director

Mary is the Program Director for Active Transportation programs and encourages more people to embrace one of the healthiest and most accessible modes of travel. 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

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Director of Operations
Henry Dunbar | More Info


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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


Contact Us

Get in touch with us by emailing info@walkarlington.com and WalkArlington’s staff will get back to you.