Advocating for walkable, bikeable, inclusive, and transit-oriented communities as the most sustainable and equitable way for the Washington, DC region to grow and provide opportunities for all.

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EVENT: “Taming Arterials” webinar with FABB

Major arterial roads such as Routes 1, 7, 50, 123

Smart Growth Social Goes Local: City Ridge, DC

Join us, Ward3Vision, and other local smart growth advocates for a walking tour of the new 10-acre City Ridge project on Wisconsin Avenue at the former Fannie Mae headquarters site. We'll end with a fun happy hour at Surfside!

Latest Happenings


Amended I-81 Brief

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Amended I-81 Complaint against VDOT
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ICC Tolls Increase

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Reports this week indicate that tolls on the Bay Bridge and Baltimore-area bridges and tunnels would have to be significantly increased, and in some cases doubled, to pay for Montgomery County’s Intercounty Connector.
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Depth of Opposition Grows to Massive I-81 Widening

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Seven citizens’ organizations – National Trust for Historic Preservation, Scenic Virginia, APVA Preservation Virginia, Virginia Organizing Project, Valley Conservation Council, Rockbridge Area Conservation Council and Sierra Club – Thursday joined a federal lawsuit to block plans to widen I-81 to eight or more lanes throughout most of western Virginia. (Amended Complaint) Meanwhile, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates passed bills mandating legislative oversight of I-81 and prior approval should tolls be proposed.
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Sweetheart Bill for Builders Almost Derailed in Senate

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“The significant division in the Senate vote on SB768 today demonstrates the serious problems with this bill,” said Lisa Guthrie, Executive Director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. “Had the bill not been filed at the last minute and had there been even a couple more days for all legislators to realize the damaging fiscal impacts, this bill would not have passed.”
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Joint Statement in Support of a Fix-it-First, Jobs First, Sustainable Stimulus

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The undersigned groups have been involved for many years in promoting, supporting and implementing fiscally and environmentally sustainable land use, transportation and environmental policies. We hereby express our core concerns and recommendations for the stimulus bill before the Senate.
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