Press Releases

RELEASE: Statement by CSG Executive Director Stewart Schwartz on Gas Prices and Suspension of the Gas Tax

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Better, lasting solutions are needed including more sustainable community designs to end our oil dependency
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RELEASE: Immigrant Activists Kick Off Pedestrian Safety Campaign at Bailey’s  Crossroads  

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“Many people living in the Culmore community of Bailey’s Crossroads walk, bike and take the bus to get around but are faced with high-speed traffic, missing sidewalks and a lack of safe crossing options that quickly turn deadly. Now is the time to provide safer streets in Culmore and save lives,” said Sonya Breehey, Northern Virginia Advocacy Manager of Coalition for Smarter Growth.
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RELEASE: A Subsidized Washington Commanders Football Stadium is a Bad Deal

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Reports indicate Virginia will establish a stadium authority to fund and build a football stadium for the Washington Commanders, to be located in Prince William County or Loudoun County. This is a bad deal in so many ways.
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Man riding bike on street in Bailey's Crossroads

RELEASE: CSG and Immigrant Group CASA Launch Joint Campaign for Safer Streets for Bailey’s Crossroads

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Amid an increase in pedestrian and bicyclist deaths and injuries in Fairfax County, with particular risks being faced in some of the county’s immigrant communities, CSG and immigrant advocacy organization CASA are launching the Safe Streets for Bailey’s Crossroads campaign to engage and organize the local community in winning safer streets and improved access to walking, biking and accessing transit and services. 
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JOINT STATEMENT: Fairfax County’s 13th pedestrian fatality in 2021

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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.
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