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?

Arlington County is one of only 15 Gold-level Walk Friendly Communities in the U.S.

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Upcoming Events
Bike Rodeo

Saturday, April 29, 2017 10 a.m. - noon

Car-Free Diet at Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Arts Walk - Lee Highway

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Public Meeting -- W&OD Trail bridge over Rt. 29

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
459
14th Street Bridge
1165
Arlington Mill Trail
350
Ballston Connector
35
Bluemont Connector
145
CC Connector
566
Clarendon EB bike lane
145
Custis Bon Air Park
1002
Custis Rosslyn
939
Fairfax EB bike lane
106
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
816
Key Bridge West
485
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
42
MVT Airport South
1842
Quincy NB bike lane
19
Quincy SB bike lane
62
Roosevelt Bridge
228
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
3
WOD Bon Air Park
1353
WOD Bon Air West
1652
WOD Columbia Pike
1080
WOD East Falls Church
1420
Wilson WB bike lane
192

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
789
14th Street Bridge
294
Arlington Mill Trail
854
Ballston Connector
148
Bluemont Connector
373
CC Connector
717
Custis Bon Air Park
768
Custis Rosslyn
608
Joyce St NB
77
Joyce St SB
140
Key Bridge East
2550
Key Bridge West
972
MVT Airport South
640
Roosevelt Bridge
164
TR Island Bridge
916
WOD Bon Air Park
1078
WOD Bon Air West
1072
WOD Columbia Pike
843
WOD East Falls Church
604

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2644615
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