Fairfax County

Mosaic District. Photo: Sonya Breehey

Fairfax County is the largest jurisdiction in Virginia and the Washington region with over 1.1 million people. To accommodate expected future growth, manage traffic, and provide vibrant communities, CSG promotes transit-oriented redevelopment of the County’s aging commercial corridors and vast parking lots as a better way to grow. Providing mixed income housing opportunities close to quality transit, and safer streets for walking and biking  is the most equitable and sustainable way for the county to grow and provide opportunities for all.

Our Work in Fairfax County, VA


Safe Streets for Bailey’s | Calles Seguras para Baileys

The Coalition for Smarter Growth and CASA are partnering on the Safe Streets for Bailey’s Crossroads campaign to engage and organize the local community in advocating and winning safer streets and improved access to walking, biking, and accessing transit and services. Learn More >>

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ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan

Creating safe and connected ways to walk and bike in Fairfax County will take a strong vision and solid plan to overcome the disconnected and dangerous conditions we face today. That’s why the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan is so important. Let’s make sure Fairfax County knows there is strong support for making active transportation a safe and viable option to get around our communities. Learn More >>>

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West Falls Church Transit-Oriented Development

Plans are underway in Fairfax County to transform acres of parking lots at the West Falls Church Metro Station into a mixed-use community with enhanced transit, inclusive housing opportunities, new bike/ped connections, open space and linear parks, and upgraded stormwater management. All this would complement and connect to the City of Falls Church’s new high school and mixed-use redevelopment already underway. Together these projects will create a new inclusive, vibrant, and livable neighborhood in West Falls Church. Learn More >>>

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Embark Richmond Highway

Embark Richmond Highway is a comprehensive plan amendment for the Richmond Highway corridor in Fairfax County calling for transit-oriented development around the planned Bus Rapid Transit stations and significant bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Redevelopment will offer opportunities for upgraded stormwater management and other environmental improvements too. But we need to get it right! CSG is working with partners in the corridor to address community concerns about displacement and pushing for needed safety improvements along this dangerous roadway. Learn more >>>

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Latest Happenings


CSG in the News: Safer Bailey’s Crossroads: Groups Campaign For Pedestrian Safety

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BAILEY'S CROSSROADS, VA — The Coalition for Smarter Growth and CASA, an immigrant advocacy group, launched a campaign in the Bailey's Crossroads area of Fairfax County that aims to improve access to sidewalks and create safer bicycle routes.
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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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Route 7 Bailey's

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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RELEASE: MetroNow Bus Transformation Project Progress Report

RELEASE: MetroNow Bus Transformation Project Progress Report

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In response to the region’s critical transit needs, leading transportation coalition launches the Bus Champions Roundtable, a series of targeted discussions with regional leaders to align priorities and accelerate bus transformation progress.
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CSG in the News: Traffic safety groups implore officials to make upgrades for pedestrians, cyclists after recent deaths

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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.
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