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?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

More

News Headlines
Metro's busy Red Line to slow during SafeTrack Surge 6, 7

July 27, 2016, NBC Washington

Union Station evacuated due to suspicious package

July 27, 2016, NBC Washington

Metro GM warns of big delays during upcoming SafeTrack Surge

Andrew Metcalf, July 27, 2016, Bethesda Beat

WTOP track work guide: Red Line Aug. 1 to 7

Max Smith, July 27, 2016, WTOP

More News & Events

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
834
14th Street Bridge
2430
Arlington Mill Trail
405
Ballston Connector
356
Bluemont Connector
225
CC Connector
634
Clarendon EB bike lane
228
Custis Bon Air Park
1301
Custis Rosslyn
1924
Fairfax EB bike lane
191
Joyce St NB
20
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
1255
Key Bridge West
791
Military NB bike lane
38
Military SB bike lane
25
MVT Airport South
2470
Quincy NB bike lane
115
Quincy SB bike lane
103
Roosevelt Bridge
582
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1661
TR Island Bridge
1594
WOD Bon Air Park
1020
WOD Bon Air West
1685
WOD Columbia Pike
887
WOD East Falls Church
1206
Wilson WB bike lane
282

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
703
14th Street Bridge
240
Arlington Mill Trail
685
Ballston Connector
343
Bluemont Connector
286
CC Connector
318
Custis Bon Air Park
386
Custis Rosslyn
347
Joyce St NB
44
Joyce St SB
81
Key Bridge East
1851
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
144
Roosevelt Bridge
136
TR Island Bridge
583
WOD Bon Air Park
496
WOD Bon Air West
525
WOD Columbia Pike
648
WOD East Falls Church
310

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5961670
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program