As part of the short-term improvements, Arlington County solicited community feedback to measure their effectiveness. There were over 200 responses, and these have been compiled into the following document.
Stay tuned for additional improvements throughout 2018!
Thanks to all of those who attended the public meeting on April 17. The meeting covered the study's baseline analysis of existing transportation conditions in the Rosslyn core study area. For those of you who were unable to attend, the meeting materials are included below. This page also offers the opportunity for online public comment.
We look forward to continuing the conversation at the next meeting in Summer/Fall 2018.
The Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) is partnering with Arlington County to conduct a long-term transportation study for Rosslyn that is considering more significant alterations to the street grid, such as making Lynn Street and North Fort Myer Drive two-way streets and making 18th Street pedestrian-only. This long-term study started in fall 2017.
In the interim, the Rosslyn BID and Arlington County engaged the community on how we can make quick and easy short-term changes to Rosslyn intersections that will improve traffic and pedestrian flow. We also want to enhance safety, make the neighborhood more attractive, and make better use of "dead spaces," such as traffic islands.
More than 900 people responded to a survey conducted in March 2017 that asked them questions about how they get around Rosslyn and which intersections they feel are difficult to navigate, or that seem uncomfortable or unsafe. The results, coupled with outcomes from a March 4, 2017, Community Transportation Workshop, helped determine priority, short-term improvements. Implementation began in mid-2017 and you can find a gallery of these improvements at this link. Additional improvements will continue through 2018, check back here for more updates.
Read Arlington County's Core of Rosslyn Transportation Study here. In the bottom right-hand column of this page, you can submit your email to receive regular Rosslyn transportation updates.
To follow up on the March 4, 2017, Community Transportation Workshop, we conducted a survey to find out more about workshop attendees. The graphs below break down attendees by zip code and place of business. They also provide insights into how frequently these individuals have participated in Arlington County Government public processes in the past. We were happy by the broad group of stakeholders who attended the workshop, and were especially pleased to discover that 22 percent of attendees had never before taken part in such an event. It was great to engage these individuals for the first time!
1. Explore transportation initiatives already underway in the area, such as the Lynn Street Esplanade and Custis Trail Improvement Project.
2. Learn more about Arlington County's long-term transportation goals here.