Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bikes and Future Board Elections

Donaldson Run has taken issue with the last post that suggested that bicycling remained a “fringe movement” in Arlington politics.  He disagreed.  The problem with his argument is… He’s right.  That statement should be walked back. First, let’s set the … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Board’s Special Election

Libby Garvey won the special election to the County Board on Tuesday in a nail-biter, at least by Arlington standards.  What did we learn? First, there is an increasingly vocal segment of the electorate in Arlington that is against the … Continue reading

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Tonight: VDOT Washington Boulevard & Columbia Pike Interchange Community Meeting

There is a meeting tonight at the Carver Community Center (1415 S Queen St) to discuss the project to reconstruct the Washington Boulevard Bridge over Columbia Pike. Official background on the project here.  Excellent post from Along the Pike here … Continue reading

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Taxpayer’s Return on Investment of Pike Transit Alternatives

Previously, Pike Spotter tried to answer the question of whether the County Board’s current streetcar+bus plan would be cheaper than an articulated bus plan.  The evidence suggested it would not.  This post will turn to analyzing the streetcar+bus plan on … Continue reading

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Would Streetcars be Cheaper Than Buses on Columbia Pike?

If you follow the streetcar debates in places like and the 22204 email list, one of the common arguments by streetcar backers is that streetcars are cheaper than buses.  In a recent forum, they cited to this blog post … Continue reading

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Latest on Columbia Pike SuperStops

The County now claims that construction on the Walter Reed Drive Super Stop (Pike Park) will restart in mid-March. (It has been a dormant eyesore for some months “due to an extension in the permitting process.”)  Scheduled completion has been … Continue reading

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