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Dirt
07-18-2011, 05:14 PM
NOVA Parks hired a few people to take a poll and gather data on how people cross the Death Zone just west of East Falls Church at the Washington Blvd crossing.

Basically they offered cold water and granola bars to anyone that wanted to fill out their form. They're doing similar things at 6 different places around NOVA.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/5952293998_4099c65ec2_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/5952296418_3a3683694d_b.jpg

Who else saw these and where did you see them?

Pete

RESTONTODC
07-18-2011, 08:59 PM
Cool.

I was too late. I went by this area around 7:30 and didn't see them.

Rick

eminva
07-18-2011, 09:06 PM
I saw them at the same spot at about 5:30. I couldn't stop because I was already running late for officiating at my kid's swim meet. If I see them on a day when I am less pressed for time, I will stop.

Liz

StopMeansStop
07-18-2011, 09:09 PM
I saw them out in Ashburn. I was kinda ticked that they were conducting the survey in a very unsafe manner by blocking the trail and jumping out at cyclists.

JimF22003
07-19-2011, 07:00 AM
they were just setting up on Sterling Blvd last week, so I didn't stop. Somebody did holler out to me as I passed "wanna fill out a survey about this intersection?"

I was already past her by then, so I just yelled back, "YES, it SUCKS!"

eminva
07-19-2011, 08:38 AM
They ought to set up shop at Custis & N. Lynn Street. Man, will they get an earful.

Liz

Dirt
07-19-2011, 09:04 AM
They ought to set up shop at Custis & N. Lynn Street. Man, will they get an earful.
It seemed like what they were doing is kind of an ongoing process. In addition to the questionnaires, they had someone collecting data on the number of trail users going through the intersections.

consularrider
07-19-2011, 09:14 AM
They were at Wiehle Ave in Reston on Saturday.

KLizotte
07-19-2011, 09:21 AM
I think we should commend the govt/park folks for making an effort to improve the trails and we should do everything we can to provide useful information. Heaven knows we are are a neglected bunch as it is!

Yes, I do agree they should focus on the most dangerous intersections (e.g., North Lynn St) but any efforts are much appreciated.

americancyclo
07-19-2011, 11:05 AM
Who else saw these and where did you see them?


I saw them there around 5:30. It sounded like most of the survey spots were west of this intersection. The NVRPA staff didn't seem to know about any of the Falls Church plans for W&OD realignment.

Dirt
07-19-2011, 11:22 AM
I saw them there around 5:30. It sounded like most of the survey spots were west of this intersection. The NVRPA staff didn't seem to know about any of the Falls Church plans for W&OD realignment.

The people I saw doing the work were from a company that conducts such surveys. No-one at the intersection was actually from the park authority. That might account for their lack of specific project knowledge.

americancyclo
07-19-2011, 11:44 AM
Ahh, that would do it. I assumed she was a NVRPA staffer b/c of the beat up pickup truck.

brendan
07-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Ahh, that would do it. I assumed she was a NVRPA staffer b/c of the beat up pickup truck.

There was a NVRPA truck with people taking surveys last week at W&OD and Belmont Ridge Road, just east of Luck Stone Quarry - the intersection with the double stop sign and the charlie brown shirt stripes along the intersecting road. An aside: ah, Virginia, way to make an industrial mineral extraction operation into a scenic overlook! :)

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=39.063707,-77.510937&spn=0.007014,0.016512&sll=38.910154,-77.231633&sspn=0.22494,0.528374&t=h&z=17

Brendan

Jsnyd
07-20-2011, 05:50 PM
There was a NVRPA truck with people taking surveys last week at W&OD and Belmont Ridge Road, just east of Luck Stone Quarry - the intersection with the double stop sign and the charlie brown shirt stripes along the intersecting road. An aside: ah, Virginia, way to make an industrial mineral extraction operation into a scenic overlook! :)

I passed that this morning, haha. It gave me a cheesy grin for a second. There was a small group who stopped to look.

StopMeansStop
07-20-2011, 08:35 PM
I passed that this morning, haha. It gave me a cheesy grin for a second. There was a small group who stopped to look.

You made it that far out in this heat? Wow!