Category: Take Action

ACTION: Speak up for better bus service, walking and biking on Duke Street

The Duke Street Transitway is a critical part of a sustainable future for Alexandria. As the city and region grow, we need to move more people sustainably. Center-running dedicated bus lanes, wider tree-lined sidewalks, and a safe and convenient east-west bike route along Duke Street are an investment in Alexandria’s future.

Help make it safer to walk and bike to the West Falls Church Metro

The rescheduled West Falls Church Active Transportation Study community meetings are this week. If you walk, bike or take Metro in the area, please join one of two meetings to weigh in on pedestrian and bicycle improvements for Route 7, Shreve, Haycock, and nearby neighborhoods.

Speak up for a transit-oriented community at Huntington Metro!

You still have time to speak up on the Huntington Metro plan before the Planning Commission votes tomorrow. Walkable, inclusive, transit-oriented communities are the most sustainable and equitable way for Fairfax County and our region to grow. That’s why we need you to speak up in support of developing the Huntington Metro station area as a key part of that larger vision. 

TAKE ACTION: Prince George’s needs safer streets and better transit for livable communities

Maryland Department of Transportation will present its six-year transportation budget plan to Prince George’s officials this Thursday. The project list has some good projects, including the Purple Line, Metro, walk and bike safety, and support for transit-oriented development along the Blue Line Corridor. But also plans a lot of bad spending for road expansion that will fuel sprawling, traffic-generating development in the remaining rural areas of the county, and a continued failure to redesign existing roads to make them safer.

ACTION ALERT: Route 7 at Culmore Pedestrian Safety Meeting

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in collaboration with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) and the Office of Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, will host a community meeting to discuss pedestrian safety and present potential solutions along Route 7/Leesburg Pike in the Culmore community. Residents and members of the Culmore community are urged to attend and will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments about the presentation.

Meeting information

Date and Time: Thursday, August 4 at 7pm
Location: Bailey’s Elementary School, Cafeteria: 6111 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041
Parking & Transit Access: Parking is available in the school parking lot or take Metrobus Route 28A
Other information: Spanish interpretation services and an activity station for children will be available at the meeting.

If you’re unable to attend the meeting, send your comments via email to meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov