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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
373
14th Street Bridge
1290
Arlington Mill Trail
199
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
217
CC Connector
406
Clarendon EB bike lane
165
Custis Bon Air Park
817
Custis Rosslyn
845
Eads NB
50
Eads SB
69
Fairfax EB bike lane
97
Fairfax WB
98
Joyce St NB
38
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
912
Key Bridge West
535
Military NB bike lane
20
Military SB bike lane
11
MVT Airport South
1562
Quincy NB bike lane
69
Quincy SB bike lane
58
Roosevelt Bridge
204
Rosslyn Bikeometer
891
TR Island Bridge
822
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
1037
Wilson WB bike lane
180

Peds counted

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110 Trail
681
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
307
Ballston Connector
518
Bluemont Connector
695
CC Connector
383
Custis Bon Air Park
299
Custis Rosslyn
522
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
56
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
2874
Key Bridge West
486
MVT Airport South
620
Roosevelt Bridge
204
TR Island Bridge
1520
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
501

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3381114