- Herndon Town Council discusses the Fairfax County Bicycle Plan and in so doing, obsses over keeping cyclists out of the way of cars and pedestrians. Meanwhile the public is focuses on safety, connectivity and more options.
- While WABA and Arlington BAC haven't taken a position on the Columbia Pike streetcar tracks, they are concerned about the potential they have for causing bike crashes - as the tracks on H Street NE in DC already have. Personally I support streetcars, but I also worry that the bicycle boulevards won't perfectly address this issue. “If you basically take a piece of roadway that’s a major regional connector for cyclists, and you make it somehow unsafe for cyclists, you’re actually going to be discouraging ridership,” said Farthing. “It’s a challenge that needs to be worked out. You don’t want to invite crashes and hazards, or decrease ridership.”
- More on the controversy over expanding the Washington Boulevard Trail. "Unfortunately, the project has recently encountered a bit of opposition from local civic association members and Arlington’s Urban Forestry Commission. Some of the civic association complaints are the same as those frequently heard about transportation projects in general – “Nobody told me!” And I’ve certainly got some sympathy, as someone who tries hard — yet frequently fails — to keep up with local transportation projects. But that’s simply not a valid complaint in this case. The project has been on the books for years and, heck, anyone who has driven down Washington Boulevard for the past few years has seen an actual sign announcing the project’s future."