“The long-term cost of poorly planned growth is being passed on to future taxpayers,” he said. “The alternative (to this future) is walkable, mixed-used communities like we used to build — towns.”
Schwartz says officials appear to be building an outer beltway link by link rather than drawing attention to it by calling it an outer beltway.
“They’ve condemned Northern Virginia into a ceaseless cycle of road building,” Schwartz said. “It is not enhancing the quality of life.”