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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
749
14th Street Bridge
1176
Ballston Connector
227
Bluemont Connector
426
CC Connector
511
Clarendon EB bike lane
25
Custis Bon Air Park
792
Custis Rosslyn
883
Eads NB
58
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
146
Fairfax WB
168
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
4
Key Bridge East
847
Key Bridge West
497
Military NB bike lane
41
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
1496
Quincy NB bike lane
107
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
187
Rosslyn Bikeometer
802
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
842
WOD Bon Air West
949
Wilson WB bike lane
139

Peds counted

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110 Trail
561
14th Street Bridge
565
Ballston Connector
509
Bluemont Connector
595
CC Connector
383
Custis Bon Air Park
740
Custis Rosslyn
605
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
7
Joyce St SB
547
Key Bridge East
1858
Key Bridge West
663
MVT Airport South
390
Roosevelt Bridge
170
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1096
WOD Bon Air West
828

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7735564