Category Archives: Bike/Pedestrians

County Scales Back Plans for Columbia Pike Bike Boulevards

Arlington County’s inadequate plans for Pike cyclists are getting worse: the Bike Boulevards Plan is being parceled out into tiny “new projects” that need to get in line for funding from the Board. Today, bike commuters and other riders who … Continue reading

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More on Southern Bike Boulevard Extension Via Arlington Village

The current edition of the newsletter for the condominium association in Arlington Village (“The Village Crier”) has more details on the proposed Columbia Pike Bike Boulevard bypass through Arlington Village.  It can be read here in its entirety, but it … Continue reading

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A Response to Mary Hynes Opinion on Streetcars

This post replies to a recent Opinion piece written by Arlington County Board Chairwoman Mary Hynes, which can be read here.  It is also posted as a comment at Arlington Connection. Ms. Hynes likes to invoke SmartGrowth in defense of … Continue reading

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Draft Neighborhood Plan Weak on Mass Transit, Sidewalks/Crosswalks

Today (April 25) is the last day for comments on the Draft Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan.  This will also have to be the final post on the topic at this blog.  A few words about the transportation and mass transit … Continue reading

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Draft Pike Neighborhood Plan Eliminates Current Direct Bike Route to Pentagon

County staff offered a similar story to bike riders on the Columbia Pike Corridor in its recent Draft Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan.  The Draft Plan incorporates the streetcar, which would make unpassable the only reasonable direct (on-street or off-street) route … Continue reading

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