Read below educational materials and useful links



10 Tips for Planning and Leading a Successful Walk Audit

America Walks

Advocacy for local, state, and national pedestrian issues

Virginia Bicycling Federation

Volunteer organization working to promote bicycling; change public policy and community attitudes; and improve the safety, convenience, and acceptance of bicycling throughout Virginia.

Safe Routes to School

Program that assists interested localities, schools, and non-profit groups in making bicycling and walking to school safer and more appealing to children.


Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Virginia Driver’s Manual


Laws and tips to make bicycling and walking safe and enjoyable on Virginia’s highways.


Arlington’s Be A PAL Educational Materials

Be a Safe Walker / Sé un peatón seguro

Share the Road Bicyclist, Pedestrian, and Driver Pledge / Compartir la calle Compromiso de ciclistas, peatones y conductores

Rules of the Road / Reglas de la Calle

Consejos y pasos para el uso debido del casco para montar bicicleta


Fitting Your Bike Helmet

Be a “Roll” Model

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

A clearinghouse of bicycle helmet information serving consumers, parents, teachers, the media, and more.

Bike Arlington

Bike Virginia

Resources for bicyclists and pedestrians

Virginia Department of Health

Injury and Violence Prevention site with bicycle safety information and resources


City of Alexandria Local Motion

Active transportation resource in Northern Virginia

Federal Highway Administration

Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

Virginia Maps

Bicycling in Virginia

Birding and Wildlife Trails

League of American Bicyclists

Promotes bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation; certifies bicycling instructors; and advocates for bicycle-friendly communities, regions, and states

Washington Area Bicyclist Association

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s largest metropolitan area bicycling group’s Web site offers many resources


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Pedestrian safety program with publications, activities, information about National Safe Routes to School program, and more!

Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Resources to increase the viability of walking and bicycling as a means of transportation and physical activity

Street Smart

Public safety program of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia

U.S. Department of Federal Highway Administration

Pedestrian Safety Resources

Virginia Department of Transportation

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, including VDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program

Virginia Highway Safety

Virginia Pedestrian Safety

Virginia Pedestrian Safety Toolkit

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