To assist DHMS students and families in planning your commutes to and from school, please access the resources below.
APS has developed three route-planning maps for walkers/bikers, each focused on a different geographic area:
Each map includes existing transportation features (signalized crossings, marked crosswalks, sidewalks), planned transportation features (traffic signal, SeeMe flags), and planned locations of crossing guards and DHMS staff. You know what’s best for your student and family so we encourage you to review your neighborhood map, locate the signalized crossings, marked crosswalks and other traffic features en route to school, identify the route or routes from your home to school that works best for your student, then practice walking/refining that route in the weeks leading up to school. If possible, try to walk the route during arrival and dismissal times, keeping in mind that the safest route may not be the most direct. We have also created corresponding DHMS Community Bike Maps based on features included in the Arlington County Bike Map.