Bike and Walk to School Day 2016

What is Bike and Walk to School Day?

This event encourages students to bike or walk to school while teaching them about the health and environmental benefits of biking and walking. It also helps to raise community awareness about the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety education, safe routes to schools, well-maintained walkways, and traffic calming in our neighborhoods and around our schools.

This energizing event reminds parents and students alike of the simple joy of biking and walking to school while focusing attention on the importance of physical activity, air quality, safety, and bike-able, walkable communities.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 (morning)
Students will celebrate their “commute” and be greeted upon arrival on campus by school, Arlington Public Schools, and/or County representatives.

WHERE: Elementary, Middle and High Schools (in Arlington and across the country!)

WHO: Elementary, Middle, and High School students, families, teachers, staff, Arlington Public Schools officials, Arlington School Board members, Arlington County Board members, WalkArlington and BikeArlington staff, PTAs, community members, and the media.

WHY: The reasons are many and compelling.

  • To enhance health
  • To promote safer routes to school
  • To build community
  • To improve air quality and environmental awareness
  • To earn goodies like reflective pedestrian wristbands, bike bells, and healthy refreshments!

PARTICIPATE:  You can join the fun by biking or walking to school, but there are some other great ways to participate!  Bike trains are a take on walking schools buses and offer a fun and safe way for children to bike to school in a group with adult supervision. They include a pre-planned route, adult chaperones, and often sign-in sheets with waiver forms. Bike trains require some planning and organization but can be a rewarding experience for all involved and they help promote a healthy lifestyle.

RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS:  Visit our handy online toolkit to help you get started with putting on a successful Bike and Walk to School Day event at your school!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

RackSpotter -- Crowdsourced Arlington bike parking map

Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
190
14th Street Bridge
2429
Arlington Mill Trail
170
Ballston Connector
342
Bluemont Connector
89
CC Connector
232
Clarendon EB bike lane
102
Custis Bon Air Park
359
Custis Rosslyn
445
Fairfax EB bike lane
60
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
476
Key Bridge West
309
Military NB bike lane
20
Military SB bike lane
14
MVT Airport South
676
Quincy NB bike lane
43
Quincy SB bike lane
34
Roosevelt Bridge
116
Rosslyn Bikeometer
399
TR Island Bridge
465
WOD Bon Air Park
513
WOD Bon Air West
627
WOD Columbia Pike
948
WOD East Falls Church
479
Wilson WB bike lane
169

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
512017
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