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 has 50 miles of shared-use, off-street trails.

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Upcoming Events
8th Annual Move Me Festival

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Car-Free Diet at Civitan Open Air Market

Saturday, April 1, 2017

National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Workshop: W&OD Bridge Over Lee Hwy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6-8 p.m.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
382
14th Street Bridge
1503
Arlington Mill Trail
193
Ballston Connector
155
Bluemont Connector
116
CC Connector
464
Clarendon EB bike lane
133
Custis Bon Air Park
552
Custis Rosslyn
936
Fairfax EB bike lane
108
Joyce St NB
18
Joyce St SB
19
Key Bridge East
679
Key Bridge West
499
Military NB bike lane
14
Military SB bike lane
18
MVT Airport South
1190
Quincy NB bike lane
50
Quincy SB bike lane
49
Roosevelt Bridge
299
Rosslyn Bikeometer
836
TR Island Bridge
707
WOD Bon Air Park
345
WOD Bon Air West
667
WOD Columbia Pike
348
WOD East Falls Church
511
Wilson WB bike lane
163

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
412
14th Street Bridge
204
Arlington Mill Trail
483
Ballston Connector
322
Bluemont Connector
496
CC Connector
365
Custis Bon Air Park
353
Custis Rosslyn
412
Joyce St NB
59
Joyce St SB
91
Key Bridge East
1813
Key Bridge West
1043
MVT Airport South
360
Roosevelt Bridge
78
TR Island Bridge
403
WOD Bon Air Park
391
WOD Bon Air West
530
WOD Columbia Pike
409
WOD East Falls Church
551

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1738782
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