Monday, June 21, 2010

Board of Supervisors public hearing on Tysons plan

The plan to remake Tysons into a walkable, bikable, mixed use community is nearing the final stage. On Tuesday, June 22 the Board of Supervisors will hold the final public hearing on the Tysons plan. The plan approved by the Planning Commission includes many provisions for bicyclists; bike lanes on many of the major roads, bike parking requirements, planned connections to surrounding neighborhoods. See our previous post on the Planning Commission hearing.

A major shortcoming of the plan is the lack of any bicycle facilities on Routes 7 and 123. These streets pass through the heart of the future Tysons, where the four Metro stations will be located along with most new commercial, retail, and residential development. Cyclists will be able to reach these roads but not travel along them.

The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm. on the 22nd. Cyclists are encouraged to contact their county supervisor to support the bicycle recommendations included in the plan and ask that Routes 7, 123, and International Drive be designed to accommodate bicyclists.



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