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


Joint Letter on NVTA 6-Year Program FY22-27

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Our joint letter with several smart growth and conservation organizations regarding recommendations to further improve the proposed FY 22-27 Six-Year Program and process going forward.
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CSG Comments to VDOT/VDRPT on 495 Southside Express Lanes NEPA Study

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth appreciates the efforts of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT) to improve mobility within the I-495 corridor between Springfield and Maryland. However, to truly address the needs of the study area communities on either side of the Woodrow Wilson bridge and the metropolitan region, VDOT will need to take a broader and more holistic approach consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
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CSG in the News: Group calls for pedestrian safety fixes in crash-prone Northern Va. neighborhood

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“They said they don’t feel safe walking, biking and getting to the bus,” said Sonya Breehey with the traffic safety organization, Coalition for Smarter Growth.
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TAKE ACTION: Safe Streets for Bailey’s Crossraods

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Take action to help our neighbors win safer streets!
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ACTION: Help the residents of Culmore in Baileys Crossroads win a safer Route 7

ACTION: Help the residents of Culmore in Baileys Crossroads win a safer Route 7

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Overwhelmingly, residents living in the Culmore neighborhood of Bailey’s Crossroads feel unsafe walking and biking along Route 7, according to a walkability survey conducted by CSG and immigrant advocacy organization CASA.
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