Monthly Archives: January 2012

ART 41 Stop on N. Glebe Rd at N. Quincy St. Temporarily Closed

If you take the 41 to Ballston, heads-up (from ART’s website): ART 41 Stop on N. Glebe Rd at N. Quincy St. Temporarily Closed The bus stop on northbound N. Glebe Rd. at N. Quincy St. will be closed due … Continue reading

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First Columbia Pike SuperStop Delayed

From Arlington DES: The construction schedule for the Walter Reed Drive East super stop has been adjusted due to an extension in the permitting process. Work will recommence at the site in early February, weather-permitting. The Barton Street (Penrose Plaza) … Continue reading

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Arlington’s Missed Opportunity to Make Pike Bike-Friendly?

About a month ago, Arlington bicycling advocate Mark Blacknell wrote a wish list of what he would like to see done to make Arlington more bike-friendly.  His suggestion were, customarily, sensible and well-stated.  (Similar idea here.)  But for bicyclists along … Continue reading

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ART Should Extend Bus 41 to Rosslyn

The Pike Trolley debate seems to take up all the oxygen on how to change the way that people are moved on the Columbia Pike Corridor.  Here’s a simple, relatively inexpensive way to significantly upgrade the current transit service: the … Continue reading

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GGW’s Smart Growth Orthodoxy

Greater Greater Washington has endorsed Melissa Bondi for Arlington County Board, based in large part on her unquestioning support for a trolley line down Columbia Pike.  The endorsement is consistent with a growing trend in the local Smart Growth intelligensia: … Continue reading

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Virginia ABC @ Halstead: Liquor Store Coming to Pike Town Center

Construction is underway for a Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control retail store at 2940 Columbia Pike.  The storefront is located in the Halstead, just west of Walter Reed Drive, next to the expanded Lost Dog. This is unambiguously good … Continue reading

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Transit Expert: Streetcars Slower Than Buses Without Dedicated Lane

Streetcar backers cite to improved commutes for transit users to support the project. But a pro-transit, self-described urbanist cautions that “many [streetcar] projects are planned to be constructed in a manner that provides an inferior quality of service than the … Continue reading

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