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    Related sorta. If you wanna pick up on this them.

    I am gonna start a new campaign. A simple one really. It is this.

    In Arlington, as a part of Vision Zero, all roads that are found to have car traffic >= 30 mph must have a sidewalk on at least one side of the road.

    Its that simple. And yet there are multiple roads in Arlington that lack sidewalks, where pedestrians must walk in the road - and the near misses have become a problem (translate - the asshat car drivers have become an increasing problem making a sidewalk a necessity).

    If you talk Vision Zero, you might pick up on this theme.

    Really tired of the drivers ~ but in the end bad infrastructure is the govt's fault. The solution is sidewalks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    In Arlington, as a part of Vision Zero, all roads that are found to have car traffic >= 30 mph must have a sidewalk on at least one side of the road.
    Should it please the chair, I would like to offer a friendly amendment.

    In Arlington, as a part of Vision Zero, all roads that are found to have car traffic >= 30 mph must have a sidewalk on at least one side of the road, and safe routes to get to the sidewalk from the other side of the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    In Arlington, as a part of Vision Zero, all roads that are found to have car traffic >= 30 mph must have a sidewalk on at least one side of the road.
    It's a great idea. I can only think of one that doesn't meet this -- Glebe Road near Chain Bridge.

    Are there others? There aren't many roads with speed limits >= 30, so shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

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    Sorry, what I really meant to say was:

    If it please, I offer a friendly amendment:

    Arlington should adopt Vision Zero.

    You know, because we haven't.

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    ADOPTING Vision Zero is easy - DC did it! But actually implementing policies that get us moving in the general direction is REALLY REALLY HARD. I mean, I assume it is, I can't say for sure because I don't think DC has actually tried. We have a lot of Twitter hashtags, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    ADOPTING Vision Zero is easy - DC did it! But actually implementing policies that get us moving in the general direction is REALLY REALLY HARD. I mean, I assume it is, I can't say for sure because I don't think DC has actually tried. We have a lot of Twitter hashtags, though
    Vision Zero in DC is a joke. Headline today- man in wheelchair in SE DC hit and killed by a motorist. How many people have to die for DC to make Vision Zero anything besides political posturing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    ADOPTING Vision Zero is easy - DC did it! But actually implementing policies that get us moving in the general direction is REALLY REALLY HARD. I mean, I assume it is, I can't say for sure because I don't think DC has actually tried. We have a lot of Twitter hashtags, though
    Having been through the process in Alexandria, its really not THAT easy. But its true that follow up is needed, not just a plan on a shelf.

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    The reality is that drivers have had it their way for so long that any change that might inconvenience them is met with howls of protest. And its hard to make everyone else safer without inconveniencing drivers in some way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    ADOPTING Vision Zero is easy - DC did it! But actually implementing policies that get us moving in the general direction is REALLY REALLY HARD. I mean, I assume it is, I can't say for sure because I don't think DC has actually tried. We have a lot of Twitter hashtags, though
    True, but adopting is one step in a hard process. Working with a County that won't even hold meetings on how we can possibly adopt it... that's even harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    ADOPTING Vision Zero is easy - DC did it! But actually implementing policies that get us moving in the general direction is REALLY REALLY HARD. I mean, I assume it is, I can't say for sure because I don't think DC has actually tried. We have a lot of Twitter hashtags, though
    I'm a minority voice in not supporting Arlington adopting a Vision Zero plan because I don't see anyone in the executive that would serve as a champion to ensure that it's implemented, especially since a proper plan involves the coordination and cooperation of multiple agencies.

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