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Thread: Take Action: Fix Fairfax Drive / 10th St N, A New Potomac River Crossing & Parking

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    Exclamation Take Action: Fix Fairfax Drive / 10th St N, A New Potomac River Crossing & Parking

    Give Arlington Feedback on how to improve Fairfax Drive and 10th St North, attending a meeting on the once-in-a-life-time opportunity for a bike/ped connection across a rebuilt Long Bridge, and express an unpopular opinion on residential parking.

    Here are three things you can do for better biking in Arlington this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    Give Arlington Feedback on how to improve Fairfax Drive and 10th St North, attending a meeting on the once-in-a-life-time opportunity for a bike/ped connection across a rebuilt Long Bridge, and express an unpopular opinion on residential parking.

    Here are three things you can do for better biking in Arlington this week.

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    Submitted my comments for Fairfax Drive and agree that extending the cycletrack would be a great idea. I submitted similar comment and highlighted that doing so would create a very low stress connection to the Custis Trail and the Bluemont Junction Trail and that I'd be more inclined to come visit businesses along the corridor from South Arlington.

    I'm also planning on attending the Residential Parking Permit meeting. I'd also like to point out that it is space limited so there's a good opportunity to stack the room and have the majority of the feedback be that the RPP fee is ridiculously low and that parking spaces should be repurposed for greater public good, like pedestrian/bike space and trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    express an unpopular opinion on residential parking
    "It is vital that they hear that private vehicle storage is not the highest and best use of our streets."

    Of course I agree; but I would be curious to hear specific cases in which the Arlington County residential permit parking plan impinges on actual or potential bicyclist usage. The streets I see designated as part of the residential permit parking program appear to be 'backstreets,' of single-family houses or the like. The critical areas for fighting parking are along the larger streets, thoroughfares. The Fairfax Dr issue is a good example: Street parking there is definitely a threat to bicycling (a thread not long ago on this very forum was titled "Got Doored at Virginia Sq. [i.e., along Fairfax Dr.]); parking along some low-traffic street lined with single family houses does not compare. As best I can tell (someone correct me if I am wrong), the meeting does not deal with parking along the likes of Fairfax Dr.?

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    Veitch St, along the new pbl, is residential permit parking.

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