Arl Blvd Trail - Granada St. to Edison St.


In Design

Preliminary concepts for the project are underway. The concepts will incorporate findings from field assessments, traffic data, and public outreach.


The project will build a mixed-use trail on the north side of Arlington Boulevard/Route 50 between N. Granada Street and N. Edison Street. 

About the Project


The Arlington Boulevard Trail is a regional multi-use trail which parallels Arlington Boulevard and serves as a critical east-west bicycle and pedestrian route through Arlington and Fairfax Counties. The trail was identified in the 2019 Master Transportation Plan (MTP) – Bicycle Element as a recommended trail improvement project.

  • MTP guidance included that the project should “reconstruct portions of the Arlington Boulevard Trail, between Rosslyn and the Seven Corners area, to enhance user safety and usability,” and identified “a minimum 10-foot paved width” as a trail standard.

Multiple projects are underway to study and improve the trail, including the Arlington Boulevard Trail Study (Jackson St. to George Mason Dr.) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Route 50 STARS Safety and Operational Improvements Study (Glebe St. and Fillmore St.).

Project Goals

The goal of this project is to improve the north-side segment of the Arlington Boulevard Trail between N. Granada Street to N. Edison Street for people walking, biking, rolling and accessing transit.

  • The existing sidewalk will be upgraded to Arlington County standards for a multi-use trail to create a safer and more comfortable connection between the lower-stress segments of the trail to the east and west.
  • Existing bicycle and pedestrian crossings at the two adjacent intersections will be upgraded to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, improve trail user visibility, slow vehicle turning speeds and improve yielding behavior.

Public Process

Winter 2022/3 - Existing conditions feedback was collected via an online feedback form. This feedback, along with plan guidance and other data, will help inform a concept design.

Summer 2023A preliminary concept will be presented to the public for feedback. Opportunities to provide feedback will include in-person pop-up events near the trail segment, a virtual feedback meeting, and an online feedback form.


The Capital Improvement Program adopted by the County Board for Fiscal Years 2022-24 allocated funding for the design of this segment of the Arlington Boulevard Trail.

Existing Conditions Photos