Category Archives: Neighborhood Update

Study: Car Use Continues to Rise in Corridors That Added Light Rail

Over at the urbanist, city-oriented Atlantic Cities website, dismay prevails over the  upcoming publishing of a study that suggests that light rail does not live up to the hype of its proponents. According to the article, the authors of the … Continue reading

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Pike Articulated Buses Aren’t BRT for the Same Reason that a Streetcar Isn’t Metrorail

One of the vexing things about the discussions around improving transit service along Columbia Pike are debates over…vocabulary.  Pike Spotter – whose inklings are well known to any reader of this blog – is going to try to hit this … Continue reading

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Form Based Code Fail: Massive New Single Family Homes Built Steps from Future Streetcar Stops

One of the head-scratching things about life in Arlington is listening to self-described Smart Growth groups fawn over Arlington’s supposed commitment to Smart Growth. Unfortunately, the reality appears to be that Arlington’s politicians* are committed to promoting themselves, their personal … Continue reading

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Red Rocks Neapolitan Bistro Coming to Penrose Square

Red Rocks Neapolitan Bistro, a “firebrick pizzeria” with locations in Old Town Alexandria and DC’s Columbia Heights, plans to open a location in Penrose Square this month. The website of the chain doesn’t have any further details, but the sign … Continue reading

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9th Street Bike Boulevard Update

From a recent email forwarded by a neighborhood association (lightly edited): 1. Street marking and sign plans are currently under a final review by in house staff. Street markings and signs are behind schedule due to a conflict with the … Continue reading

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New Pike Ride Bus Schedules on Sept. 30 (16A/B/D/E/J/P; 16G/H/K; 16F; 16Y), Plus Snazzy Promo Vid

Metrobus has updated the new schedules for Pike Ride service, complete with a video: The new schedules can be seen here.  Biggest change seems to be conversion of the 16Y to a “headway based” service during peak rush hour times.

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DES Offers Columbia Pike Construction September Update

Attached is the text from today’s email update from Arlington DES:             Thank you for your interest in the improvements underway along Columbia Pike. Here are the latest updates as of September 25, 2012.   Super … Continue reading

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