Join CSG and CASA for a rally, followed by the meeting, to demand urgent action to make Route 7 safer for the residents of Culmore and everyone who travels the road.
CSG and CASA’s joint efforts have prompted an important public meeting next week! VDOT, in collaboration with Fairfax DOT and Supervisor Penny Gross, will hold a meeting to hear community requests for potential safety improvements for Route 7 in the Culmore neighborhood of Bailey’s Crossroads.
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.
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 email@example.com
“They said they don’t feel safe walking, biking and getting to the bus,” said Sonya Breehey with the traffic safety organization, Coalition for Smarter Growth.
Take action to help our neighbors win safer streets!
CSG and immigrant advocacy group CASA partnered on a walkability survey and audit of the Bailey’s Crossroads community. The results and analysis have been compiled in this report.
Immigrant advocacy organization CASA and the Coalition for Smarter Growth will host a press conference to unveil important findings collected as part of the Bailey’s Crossroads street safety campaign, focused on making Route 7 safer for people walking, biking and using transit.
Transportation is the #1 source of our regional greenhouse gas emissions, and we have just 8 years to slash those emissions. Yet, our local and state elected officials who sit on the regional Transportation Planning Board (TPB), are not taking the urgent – and feasible – steps necessary to reduce emissions from our region’s transportation system. They need to hear from you!
“We really need to design this street to be safer for all users, not just the people driving,” said Breehey. “We hope to get some of these improvements, the near term ones, and then really start planning for the longer term.”