Safe Streets in Virginia

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A pedestrian walks across Galleria Drive in Tysons Corner near the intersection of Tysons Boulevard.

Work remains to be done for bike, pedestrian projects

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With the opening of the Silver Line last week, advocates for car-free commuting are calling attention to remaining bicycle and pedestrian safety challenges around the new stations.
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Walking and biking in Tysons

Walking and biking in Tysons

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The opening of the Silver Line has highlighted challenges for pedestrians and bicyclists in Tysons and to a lesser extent, in Reston.
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Why is Tysons walkability and bikeability so bad?

Why is Tysons walkability and bikeability so bad?

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Virginia officials have known for years that Metro was coming to Tysons. Yet when the four stations opened, commuters found dreadful and dangerous walking and biking conditions. Why?
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RELEASE: Dangerous by Design - with 843 pedestrian fatalities in 10 years, still work to do for safe streets in DC region

RELEASE: Dangerous by Design – with 843 pedestrian fatalities in 10 years, still work to do for safe streets in DC region

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Washington, D.C. – A new report, Dangerous by Design, released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, provides information on pedestrian fatalities and injuries and ranks every state, metro region and county based upon the degree of danger faced by pedestrians. Comparatively, the Washington, DC region is safer for pedestrians than many other regions in the nation, ranking 35 out of the 51 largest metro areas (with 1 being the most dangerous). At the same time, the report found that 843 pedestrians were killed in the region from 2003 to 2012 — an unacceptable number no matter the DC region’s current ranking - and the dangers for pedestrians along suburban arterial roads is particularly high.
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Coalition for Smarter Growth walking tour of East Falls Church

Coalition for Smarter Growth walking tour of East Falls Church

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Come join us explore East Falls Church – an area centered on the Metro station and on the cusp of big changes. Divided by I-66 and split between two jurisdictions, the area is surrounded by well-loved neighborhoods, with parks and the booming W&OD bicycle trail.
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