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Walking

Walking 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, DC 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 Multi-Use Trails page.

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.

City of Alexandria Bike & Walk page

goDCgo Walking page – Information about walking in Washington, DC

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

Bike & Walk Fairfax – Fairfax County Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs aim to enhance the quality of life of our residents through enhanced safety and access on the roads for all; increased awareness of the benefits of these modes of transportation for leisure and commuting; and improved connectivity through infrastructure improvements that accommodate biking and walking within Fairfax County.

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.

Be a PAL – Arlington's safety campaign encouraging drivers, walkers and bikers to share the streets by being a PAL - Predictable, Alert, Lawful.

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.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
719
14th Street Bridge
2145
Arlington Mill Trail
313
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
347
CC Connector
752
Clarendon EB bike lane
247
Custis Bon Air Park
1027
Custis Rosslyn
1303
Eads NB
114
Eads SB
131
Fairfax EB bike lane
140
Fairfax WB
165
Joyce St NB
76
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1080
Key Bridge West
721
Military NB bike lane
47
Military SB bike lane
51
MVT Airport South
1958
Quincy NB bike lane
119
Quincy SB bike lane
119
Roosevelt Bridge
423
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1228
TR Island Bridge
1035
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
764
Wilson WB bike lane
235

Peds counted

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110 Trail
545
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
764
Ballston Connector
1539
Bluemont Connector
1387
CC Connector
787
Custis Bon Air Park
847
Custis Rosslyn
659
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
74
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
2495
Key Bridge West
837
MVT Airport South
498
Roosevelt Bridge
4
TR Island Bridge
1328
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
607

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1544033