Virginia

Northern Virginia is an economic engine and with smart investments in walkable, inclusive, transit-oriented communities, the region can continue to thrive while reducing traffic and saving open space.

That’s why we support transit communities, revitalization of aging commercial corridors, and transit investments in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, and Prince William.

Yet, some still push for a return to 1950s-style development and an outer beltway that will gobble-up farms and forests, and divert resources from existing transportation needs. That’s why we must also fight for reform in transportation policies at the state level and encourage smart growth policies statewide.

Latest Happenings


REPORT: On the Wrong Road in Northern Virginia

REPORT: On the Wrong Road in Northern Virginia

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CSG report finds that a massive program of highway widening will increase driving in Northern Virginia faster than population growth
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CSG in the News: ‘Every Day Is A Worry’: Immigrant Community Of Falls Church Call For Pedestrian Safety On Leesburg Pike

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“We really need to design this street to be safer for all users, not just the people driving,” said Breehey. “We hope to get some of these improvements, the near term ones, and then really start planning for the longer term.”
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CSG in the News: Culmore residents join the fight for safe streets

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The Virginia Department of Transportation has agreed to consider some improvements but is not moving fast enough, said Sonya Breehey, Northern Virginia advocacy manager for the Coalition for Smarter Growth.
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CSG in the News: Residents, advocacy groups rally for Route 7 safety upgrades

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“We are here to win badly needed safety improvements,” Coalition for Smarter Growth Northern Virginia advocacy manager Sonya Breehey said.
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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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