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Thread: The Arlington County Board has signed off for NOVA Parks to widen 2 mi of WOD

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    Default The Arlington County Board has signed off for NOVA Parks to widen 2 mi of WOD

    https://www.arlnow.com/2019/11/20/ar...tension-grant/

    "...project will widen two miles of the W&OD Trail between N. Roosevelt Street and N. Carlin Springs Road by eight feet. In addition, the trail will incorporate a “dual path” to divide walkers and cyclists."
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    “Officials are expected to know if the grant, submitted to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), has been approved by June 2020. If it is, the County Board will review the project plans before giving an official vote on whether to begin construction.”

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    Honestly, I've never seen this section of the trail that "packed" before. The only time I've had issues was when local HS cross country teams decided to start holding after school practices between Brandywine and Patrick Henry because they run in huge groups side by side and let's be honest, HS kids typically aren't that aware of their surroundings. Is this going to try to pay for that Sycamore/Roosevelt overpass from East Falls Church metro and Brandywine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    Honestly, I've never seen this section of the trail that "packed" before. The only time I've had issues was when local HS cross country teams decided to start holding after school practices between Brandywine and Patrick Henry because they run in huge groups side by side and let's be honest, HS kids typically aren't that aware of their surroundings. Is this going to try to pay for that Sycamore/Roosevelt overpass from East Falls Church metro and Brandywine?
    On the bridge from EFC - Brandywine, ArlCo is studying to make this connection. That's the first step. Then we get the project into a plan, based on the study. Then we apply for funding. So... it's going to be a while. (Don't shoot the messenger; I tried for a different outcome during the Bike Element).

    On the widening, I the the mode separation will help. I've seen plenty of days where it was too crazy with all the runners and walkers and cyclists, and mode separation will help. It's not competing with the bridge project.

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    This is a great day. Do the entire trail.
    Seoul's trail is a good exemplar.

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    They're finally catching up with me. From my post in 2012:

    "Minneapolis has some of the same street trends DC has. There are pedicabs. There are food trucks. There are bike lanes and trails. There is a CaBi-style bike share system.

    What they have that we don’t are bike lanes with separate lanes for pedestrians, which seems to work really well."

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/archiv...hp/t-2670.html

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