At a Arlington County Board meeting late last year, "Paul Gilbert, executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks), said his organization is mulling ways to separate those on foot from those on two wheels."
That's a great idea. I've been on trails like that and I think it makes all users happier.
“I love the potential separation,” County Board member John Vihstadt said. “I think that will be well-received by both sets of users.”
I couldn't find out anything about the briefing, which may have not occurred in an official Board Meeting. I did find where NVRPA agreed to lease some park land to the County so that they could improve a bus stop east of South Wakefield Lane, but that doesn't appear to impact the trail or cyclists.
The project will include new curbs, ramps, and gutters and a bench. A fire hydrant will also be relocated as part of the project.