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?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

League of American Cyclists

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
528
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
474
Ballston Connector
238
Bluemont Connector
203
CC Connector
857
Clarendon EB bike lane
186
Custis Bon Air Park
1146
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
123
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
27
Key Bridge East
1250
Key Bridge West
547
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
46
MVT Airport South
2861
Quincy NB bike lane
91
Quincy SB bike lane
85
Roosevelt Bridge
243
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1185
TR Island Bridge
1547
WOD Bon Air Park
1690
WOD Bon Air West
1922
WOD Columbia Pike
1401
WOD East Falls Church
1463
Wilson WB bike lane
216

Peds counted

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110 Trail
634
14th Street Bridge
315
Arlington Mill Trail
586
Ballston Connector
237
Bluemont Connector
225
CC Connector
470
Custis Bon Air Park
674
Custis Rosslyn
330
Joyce St NB
113
Joyce St SB
100
Key Bridge East
2520
Key Bridge West
1560
MVT Airport South
295
Roosevelt Bridge
167
TR Island Bridge
1211
WOD Bon Air Park
824
WOD Bon Air West
941
WOD Columbia Pike
1168
WOD East Falls Church
622

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
6887407
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