Arlington County's first open house on the Washington Boulevard Bike, Pedestrian and Roadway Enhancements project, held in early March, resulted in an extensive list of comments, including the following concerns:
Bicycle lane will be used as parking lane
Bicycle lane not as good a buffer for pedestrians as the parking lane is
Bicycle lanes that are not protected or separated from traffic are not safe enough, especially if this increases cyclists
Bicycle lanes will encourage more bicycles to use a dangerous roadway meant for vehicles when a sufficient trail is nearby
As well as a few about lost parking (people care about that? Well now I've seen everything).
The 2nd Open House, which will include the final re-striping plan for the boulevard, will be held on April 19th, from 5-7:30pm at Reed School Gymnasium.