30 March 2014

Falls Church City Mulls Ideas on Improving the W&OD

Falls Church City is arguably a blight on the otherwise wonderful W&OD trail.  Much of this is due to history and the City's many at-grade crossings of what used to be the railroad.  Still, the City hasn't been imaginative until lately, other than the controversial bridge built over Rt. 7 several years back.  (Residents complained to high heaven about that, but everyone acknowledges now that it's been good all the way around.)

Up for discussion at the City Council last week were a variety of improvements.  Full City proposal here.  Here's hoping that many of these ideas come to fruition -- and that Falls Church cyclists will turn out at subsequent meetings to support them.  Otherwise, the NIMBYers who fought the bridge will bog down the debate.

At the Intersection of Double Doom by Taco Bell.
 
On the west side of the crossing at Great Falls Street.

Entering Falls Church from Arlington.