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Thread: In Fast-Growing Loudoun County, A Cyclist’s Bumpy Ride To Save A Piece Of History: Mi

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    Default In Fast-Growing Loudoun County, A Cyclist’s Bumpy Ride To Save A Piece Of History: Mi

    The DCist posted an article about efforts to preserve gravel roads in Loudoun County and Kacey Clark's plan to ride 250 miles tomorrow (Oct. 31st) to raise awareness and funds for America's Routes.

    https://dcist.com/story/20/10/30/lou...-gravel-roads/
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    Thanks for sharing this -- really a nice write-up. I didn't realize that historic roads continue to be paved over, but of course they do! Nice to know there's at least a discussion about preservation.

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    It's kinda ridiculous to *not* pave gravel roads if the population and traffic volume keeps increasing, and they're already building the houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstone View Post
    It's kinda ridiculous to *not* pave gravel roads if the population and traffic volume keeps increasing, and they're already building the houses.
    True. The article touched on the tensions between exurban sprawl and preserving rural areas, which sounds similar to other areas around the country.

    I haven't spent much time in Loudoun County, and I don't know much about development in the area. After reading the article, I'm interested in learning more about America's Routes, other preservation groups involved, and the County's planning (including the transition plan area referenced in the article).

    I saw how beautiful part of the County is while riding the Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder last year (which was a great ride). I can understand why some folks want to preserve the area, including the roads.

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