RELEASE: CSG and Immigrant Group CASA Launch Joint Campaign for Safer Streets for Bailey’s Crossroads
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.
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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The campaign specifically focuses on the Route 7 corridor around Baileys Crossroads and Seven Corners after 68-year-old Nguyet Ly was hit and killed when walking along a section of Leesburg Pike without a sidewalk on Dec. 13.
There are two opportunities this week to speak in favor of positive moves by VDOT and Fairfax County that will make walking and biking safer and more convenient.
Frustrated by the unsafe conditions you face trying to walk or bike places? Send an email to support Fairfax County creating a Safe Streets program that will help make needed improvements happen faster and our streets safer.