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.
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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
647
14th Street Bridge
2429
Arlington Mill Trail
275
Ballston Connector
342
Bluemont Connector
215
CC Connector
809
Clarendon EB bike lane
208
Custis Bon Air Park
359
Custis Rosslyn
1791
Fairfax EB bike lane
176
Joyce St NB
25
Joyce St SB
31
Key Bridge East
1235
Key Bridge West
773
Military NB bike lane
39
Military SB bike lane
34
MVT Airport South
2330
Quincy NB bike lane
96
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
529
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1609
TR Island Bridge
1471
WOD Bon Air Park
996
WOD Bon Air West
1659
WOD Columbia Pike
816
WOD East Falls Church
1180
Wilson WB bike lane
169

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
665
14th Street Bridge
266
Arlington Mill Trail
672
Ballston Connector
249
Bluemont Connector
370
CC Connector
521
Custis Bon Air Park
236
Custis Rosslyn
509
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
92
Key Bridge East
2373
Key Bridge West
1148
MVT Airport South
387
Roosevelt Bridge
87
TR Island Bridge
774
WOD Bon Air Park
505
WOD Bon Air West
611
WOD Columbia Pike
411
WOD East Falls Church
452

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1194806
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