Walking

Photo: pedestriansWalking is healthy and environmentally-friendly way of getting around, and is an important transportation mode in the Washington, DC area. A 2011 study in Arlington found that half of the respondents reported that walking was part of their commute to work. 15% said that walking was their primary mode of transportation to work. More than 80% of respondents said they make a trip entirely by walking (for any reason - not necessarily commuting) at least a couple of times a week.

Shared-Use Trails

The Washington, D.C. area has a great network of off-street trails, which are shared by cyclists, walkers, joggers, and others. For more information and tips on sharing the trails, see the Shared-Use Trails page.

Guaranteed Ride Home

If you walk to work, you may be eligible for Commuter Connections' Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH). GRH provides free taxi rides home when the unexpected happens. Guaranteed Ride Home is also available to commuters who use other commuting alternatives, such as carpooling or bicycling. More about the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.

More Information

WalkArlington - Arlington, Virginia's outreach program to encourage walking. Visit WalkArlington.com for information about health and safety, multiuse trails, walking to school, and more.

Alexandria LocalMotion Bike & Walk page

goDCgo Walking in Washington, DC page

DDOT Bicycles and Pedestrians page - Information about biking and walking in DC from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).

Trails in Fairfax County – Trails serve multiple purposes including exercising, walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, bird-watching, and equestrian use. They also provide safe, alternative, non-motorized transportation routes to destinations such as places of employment, education facilities, commercial establishments, and recreation locations.

Street Smart – Street Smart is an annual public education, awareness and behavioral change campaign in the Washington, DC, suburban Maryland and northern Virginia area. The campaign has used radio, newspaper, and transit advertising, public awareness efforts, and added law enforcement to respond to the challenges of pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

America Walks – Making America a Great Place to Walk

Everybody WALK – The campaign to get America walking

Safe Routes to School – Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.

Walk Score rates neighborhoods based on the ease of walking to shops, restaurants and other public places. The site measures the walkability of cities and neighborhoods around the U.S.

Did You Know?

Metro's SafeTrack Surge #2 is from June 18 to July 3, 2016

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
764
14th Street Bridge
2102
Arlington Mill Trail
589
Ballston Connector
325
Bluemont Connector
241
CC Connector
932
Clarendon EB bike lane
239
Custis Bon Air Park
1419
Custis Rosslyn
1659
Fairfax EB bike lane
190
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1610
Key Bridge West
650
Military NB bike lane
68
Military SB bike lane
45
Quincy NB bike lane
129
Quincy SB bike lane
115
Roosevelt Bridge
407
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1643
TR Island Bridge
2101
WOD Bon Air Park
1995
WOD Bon Air West
2474
WOD Columbia Pike
1690
WOD East Falls Church
1970
Wilson WB bike lane
283

Peds counted

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110 Trail
731
14th Street Bridge
440
Arlington Mill Trail
1045
Ballston Connector
301
Bluemont Connector
326
CC Connector
659
Custis Bon Air Park
683
Custis Rosslyn
530
Joyce St NB
97
Joyce St SB
139
Key Bridge East
3644
Key Bridge West
1355
Roosevelt Bridge
240
TR Island Bridge
1565
WOD Bon Air Park
1047
WOD Bon Air West
991
WOD Columbia Pike
1469
WOD East Falls Church
641

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4276300
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program