Thursday, May 11, 2017

Important Route 1 Meeting Monday May 15

On Monday, May 15 the Route 1 (Embark) Advisory Group will hold a public meeting on proposed transportation and land use changes along the Route 1 corridor. Bicyclists are encouraged to attend the meeting to speak out in support of multimodal transportation improvements that include making the corridor more bike-friendly. The meeting will be held at Whitman Middle School, 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA from 6:30-9:00 P.M.

From the Coalition for Smarter Growth Alert:
There are lots of improvements that we’d like to see on Route 1. Here are a few:
  • Safer and more accessible transportation: Implement modern bus rapid transit along the centerline of Route 1; safer streets for walking and biking with protected bike lanes, continuous sidewalks, and narrower travel lanes; and a new street grid.
  • Attractive urban design and park space: Build to the sidewalk and allow for ground floor retail, town greens and plazas, and buildings that get taller when they are closer to transit. 
  • Housing affordability: Preserve housing affordability for the diverse population living in nearby garden apartments and include a range of housing affordability in new development.
  • Health and the environment: Include modern stormwater management to deal with excess runoff, expand stream buffers and restore streams, and expand parks and recreational opportunities for children and adults.
Creating a green, walkable, and transit-friendly urban community along Richmond Highway is critical to the future of Fairfax. Email the county now to support a sustainable and inclusive plan!

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