Friday, March 19, 2010

New bike connection in Tysons area

A new bridge that connects two dead-end segments of Wolftrap Road in the Vienna/Tysons area was recently completed (map). Charlie Strunk, the county bike coordinator, worked with county Park Authority staff to get the bridge funded and built over the winter.

It's a great addition to the bicycle network in that area, connecting the very bike-friendly Wolftrap Road and residential areas in Vienna to Kilmer Middle School, the Dunn Loring Fire Station, and businesses along Gallows Road. Bike lanes on Gallows Road from Old Courthouse Road to the W&OD Trail are funded and should be completed in the next year or so. There is also an easy connection to Oak Street. Once the HOT lanes are completed, Oak Street will be a good bike route leading to Idylwood Rd, Pimmit Hills, and Route 7 and the West Falls Church Metro station.

Thanks to Charlie and the Park Authority for making this happen.

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Thank you, Bruce Wright, Charlie Strunk and others who were instrumental in creating this great connection to Kilmer and onward to Tysons!
Thank you to Bruce Wright, Charlie Strunk and others who made this excellent connection to Kilmer and onward to Tysons!

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