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?

You could save $816 a month, or $9,797 a year, if you switch from driving to riding public transportation for your commute.

American Public Transportation Association

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2152
Ballston Connector
356
Bluemont Connector
227
CC Connector
761
Clarendon EB bike lane
280
Crystal SB bike lane
87
Custis Bon Air Park
1137
Custis Rosslyn
1636
Fairfax EB bike lane
182
Joyce St NB
27
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
1194
Key Bridge West
872
Military NB bike lane
47
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2239
Quincy NB bike lane
544
Quincy SB bike lane
318
Roosevelt Bridge
540
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1454
TR Island Bridge
1476
WOD Bon Air Park
908
WOD Bon Air West
1562
WOD Columbia Pike
691
WOD East Falls Church
1123
Wilson WB bike lane
293

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
240
Ballston Connector
336
Bluemont Connector
261
CC Connector
482
Custis Bon Air Park
430
Custis Rosslyn
307
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
1108
Key Bridge East
1915
Key Bridge West
1006
MVT Airport South
245
Roosevelt Bridge
139
TR Island Bridge
776
WOD Bon Air Park
716
WOD Bon Air West
601
WOD Columbia Pike
546
WOD East Falls Church
417

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8568667
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