- WABA's take on the Broad Branch Road alternatives. "Alt 4 is the only candidate that really achieves their first goal of creating a safe facility for all modes. Given that widening the road requires numerous retaining walls and that they want to minimize using parkland, however, it looks like the 4th alternative would be very expensive. Jim Sebastian mentioned that if the full bike lane were not possible, it may be possible to widen the northbound lane by a few feet to give cyclists some space. This was merely an offhand suggestion, though, so certainly not part of any existing plans." Participants at the meeting had other ideas for meeting goal 1. "Steve Dryden, a member of the Rock Creek Conservancy, brought up the possibility of making that stretch one way during rush hour and allow cyclists and pedestrians use the other lane. I talked to Bob about lowering the speed limit to 15 miles an hour, enforced by speed cameras, so bikes and cars could more safely share the road." But, unfortunately some local ANC representatives don't think that creating a safe mode for cyclists and pedestrians is important. ANC 3G-04 Commissioner Allen Beach wrote "I prefer #1 [No Build] . Both my ANC (ANC 3/4G) and ANC 3F fought against making this a highway!" and ANC 4A08 Commissioner Gale Black added "instead of effectively maintaining this road, [DDOT] is wasting time and money studying alternative uses....the other "alternative" options are likely not feasible, because the city only has 30 feet within which to work. There is not enough room for adding on-road amenities."
- WABA's annual Member Holiday Party is on the schedule for Dec 12, 7-11pm at Smith Commons.
- Arlington is going to update Rosslyn's Sector Plan.