Walking Tips

Photo: Pedestrian in crosswalkWhen you’re walking, be a PAL and follow these tips:

  • Cross the street at marked crosswalks and intersections.
  • Before crossing, look left, right, then left again.
  • Stand on the sidewalk when waiting to cross the street.
  • Watch for turning vehicles.
  • Use pedestrian push buttons when available.  
  • Begin crossing the street on “WALK.” Do not begin to walk after the upraised hand signal appears. Many Arlington intersections also have countdown traffic signals that show how much time you have left to cross. 
  • When crossing at an unsignalized intersection, make your intentions clear to drivers through eye contact or hand signals showing that you plan to cross. Make sure drivers in all lanes can see you before starting to cross.
  • When sidewalks are not available, walk facing traffic.
  • Cross behind the bus in a crosswalk when possible. Watch out for trucks and buses backing out of parking spaces and driveways.
  • Remember that bike riding is allowed on the sidewalks in Arlington. Although cyclists must yield to pedestrians, try to make room for them to get by. Often there is room for all if everyone acts with consideration.
  •  Stay visible after dark and in bad weather with lights, light-colored clothing and reflective gear.
Did You Know?

You could save $816 a month if you switch from driving to public transportation for your commute.

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Upcoming Events
Shared Street Pop-Up

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wags & Whiskers

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Car-Free Diet at Fairlington Farmers Market

Sunday, August 27, 2017

WABA Adult Learn to Ride a Bike Class

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
417
14th Street Bridge
1572
Arlington Mill Trail
483
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
212
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
146
Custis Bon Air Park
1016
Custis Rosslyn
1788
Fairfax EB bike lane
168
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
38
Key Bridge East
1042
Key Bridge West
511
Military NB bike lane
43
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2328
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
73
Roosevelt Bridge
335
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1434
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
1252
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
192

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
691
14th Street Bridge
222
Arlington Mill Trail
452
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
401
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
371
Custis Rosslyn
314
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
1791
Key Bridge West
829
MVT Airport South
241
Roosevelt Bridge
116
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
345
WOD Bon Air West
662
WOD Columbia Pike
379
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5736591
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