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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 Shared-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.

GO Alex 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.

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
224
14th Street Bridge
697
Arlington Mill Trail
82
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
126
CC Connector
206
Clarendon EB bike lane
84
Custis Bon Air Park
255
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
60
Joyce St NB
11
Joyce St SB
15
Key Bridge East
384
Key Bridge West
343
Military NB bike lane
42
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
585
Quincy NB bike lane
25
Quincy SB bike lane
21
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
435
TR Island Bridge
344
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
326
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
221
Wilson WB bike lane
104

Peds counted

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110 Trail
651
14th Street Bridge
317
Arlington Mill Trail
664
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
259
CC Connector
624
Custis Bon Air Park
515
Custis Rosslyn
1078
Joyce St NB
96
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
2704
Key Bridge West
1212
MVT Airport South
302
Roosevelt Bridge
383
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
91
WOD Bon Air West
582
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
653

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3979353