JOINT STATEMENT: Fairfax County’s 13th pedestrian fatality in 2021

The Coalition for Smarter Growth, Fairfax Families for Safe Streets, and Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling are urging VDOT to address safety issues along the Leesburg Pike (aka Route 7) in the Bailey’s Crossroads area of Fairfax County after another pedestrian was struck and killed in December. This corridor is one of the most hazardous in the county. People walking or biking along this corridor face missing sidewalks, few safe crossing options, and heavy high-speed traffic. 

Read the statement our organizations sent to VDOT below.