Monday, March 28, 2011

Access to Tysons Metro - Post article

"Access to new Metro stations still a big question" is the title of an article in today's Metro section about the new Silver line stations. That's the online title. The uplifting print title is "A cloud over Metro's Silver Line."

In the article it's stated that there is no parking at the new Tysons Metro stations. That's a common misconception, and is indicative of how we think about transportation. There is parking at the stations, several hundred bike parking spaces that cost a very small fraction of car parking spaces and take up much less space, and can easily be added in the future.

The author also states that the county has "outlined a bicycle path network." This is another common fallacy, that bicyclists only use trails or paths. We all know that cyclists wouldn't be able to ride anywhere without using roads, which are often the safest, most direct way to get around. The "bicycle path network" is actually a very comprehensive Tysons Bicycle Master Plan that is in final draft form that will soon go to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for approval.

Update: See our letter to the Post on this topic that was published recently.

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