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

News Headlines
Pedestrian hit, killed in Seat Pleasant

September 28, 2016, WUSA9

Officials hope bus bay upgrades coax commuters out of cars

Kristi King, September 28, 2016, WTOP

SelectPass sales continue to grow

September 29, 2016, PlanItMetro

Germany to introduce first hydrogen-powered train

September 29, 2016, thetransitwire.com

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 1, 2016

6th Annual Arlington Fun Ride

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Walk/Bike to School Day

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Car-Free Diet at Westover Farmer's Market

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
349
14th Street Bridge
1145
Arlington Mill Trail
145
Ballston Connector
126
Bluemont Connector
140
CC Connector
795
Clarendon EB bike lane
111
Custis Bon Air Park
430
Custis Rosslyn
844
Fairfax EB bike lane
72
Joyce St NB
14
Joyce St SB
19
Key Bridge East
637
Key Bridge West
459
Military NB bike lane
19
Military SB bike lane
25
MVT Airport South
885
Quincy NB bike lane
46
Quincy SB bike lane
52
Roosevelt Bridge
318
Rosslyn Bikeometer
738
TR Island Bridge
1403
WOD Bon Air Park
265
WOD Bon Air West
561
WOD Columbia Pike
236
WOD East Falls Church
447
Wilson WB bike lane
128

Peds counted

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110 Trail
650
14th Street Bridge
258
Arlington Mill Trail
611
Ballston Connector
394
Bluemont Connector
383
CC Connector
490
Custis Bon Air Park
487
Custis Rosslyn
521
Joyce St NB
96
Joyce St SB
110
Key Bridge East
2391
Key Bridge West
1147
MVT Airport South
350
Roosevelt Bridge
163
TR Island Bridge
1864
WOD Bon Air Park
718
WOD Bon Air West
676
WOD Columbia Pike
472
WOD East Falls Church
443

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8118205
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