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Columbia Pike west end construction update: Upcoming bus stop relocations

posted Apr 13, 2019, 10:05 AM by L M

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Columbia Pike west end construction update

 

Bus stop relocations

The bus stops marked with orange circles will be temporarily moved.

 

Upcoming bus stop relocations

 

The contractor has requested to move two bus stops while utility undergrounding work is underway. Notices will be posted at the existing stops alerting bus riders of these temporary moves.

 

The eastbound bus stop and shelter at the southwest corner of Columbia Pike and South Columbus Street will be relocated east near the 7-Eleven.

 

The westbound bus stop at Columbia Pike and South Dinwiddie Street, next to the Columbia Pike Shopping Center, will be relocated east to a parking bay on Columbia Pike in front of the Arlington Mill Community Center. Drivers will be prohibited from parking at this location and signs will be posted.

 

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Arlington Home Show & Garden Expo April 27, 2019

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:35 AM by L M

Arlington Home Show & Garden Expo April 27, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ARLINGTON, Va. - Whether you are a resident looking to improve your home, an experienced contractor or a landlord managing rentals, the 2019 Arlington Home Show & Expo [External link] <http://www.arlingtonhomeshow.org/> offers a convenient one-stop shop to "Ask an Expert" and learn of new ways to update your home, and add value to your property. The family-friendly event will be hosted at the Kenmore Middle School,<https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kenmore+Middle+School/@38.8655441,-77.1319734,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b7b471f16a5c3f:0xdbc7abaf792e51ef!8m2!3d38.8655441!4d-77.1297847> 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA. Remodeling, finishing, replacing, home automation, home accessibility, "going green" and a new theme for this year: "Condos, Accessory Dwellings and First Time Home-Sellers Information". In addition, staff from Arlington County's Housing, Zoning and Inspection will be on hand to answer construction code and other technical questions. Like in all previous editions a rich program of free classes and workshops awaits this year's visitors. From learning about how to do basic plumbing repairs to understanding condominium living, exploring ways to make your home a healthier place and mastering Spring's Gardening tasks there will be a great variety of information and hands-on instruction on offer at the Home Show. Details and schedules can be found at: www. Arlingtonhomeshow.org<http://arlingtonhomeshow.org/> [Image result for facebook icons] <https://www.facebook.com/arlingtonhomeshow/> [Image result for twitter icons] <https://twitter.com/hashtag/arlhomeshow> Door prizes at The Expo, Visitors will be able to enter to win a large Smart TV at the Expo in addition to door prizes offered by exhibitors at their booths. Check the webpage for the rules. This free event is sponsored by the Arlington County's Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development [External link] <http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/CPHD/CPHDMain.aspx

> and the partner non-for-profit Resilient Virginia<http://resilientvirginia.org/>. For more information, call the Housing Division at 703-228-3765, or the Home Expo team at 202-599-0665. Jorge Laura, Housing Outreach Program Coordinator COMMUNITY PLANNING, HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT (CPHD) 703-228-3827 | jlaura@arlingtonva.us<mailto:jlaura@arlingtonva.us> | www.arlingtonva.us<http://www.arlingtonva.us/> Any email sent to/from Arlington County email addresses may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). CPHD Mission - "Promoting the improvement, conservation and revitalization of Arlington's physical and social environment.

EarthFest event - April 17

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:33 AM by L M

EarthFest Join us for a special Earth Day festival Wed., April 17, 10 a.m.-noon at Arlington Mill Community & Senior Center<https://parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/arlington-mill-community-center/> to learn about compost, recycling, energy efficiency and much more! Play recycling games, learn how to compost and create upcycled art. Stations will include representatives from AIRE, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Environmental Services, Arlington Art Truck, Remove Invasive Plants, Creative Arts, Fitness, and more. This free activity takes place over spring break, and all ages are invited! Details<https://parks.arlingtonva.us/events/earthfest/>. Sarah Crump Management Intern Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 414 Arlington VA 22201 (e) scrump@arlingtonva.us (t) 703-228-7107 Visit us: http://parks.arlingtonva.us

When Arlington Bikes: An Ever-Expanding Positive Chain of Events

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:11 AM by L M

When Arlington Bikes: An Ever-Expanding Positive Chain of Events

A digital road sign with a depiction of a bicycle on it

With the spring sun warming the way, there’s no better time to roam Arlington by pedal.

The County continues to build on the bicycle’s unique ability to provide clean short- and medium-range transportation that requires far less infrastructure and resources compared to automobile traffic.

The investments continue to pay off. Bicycling magazine recently named Arlington the 17th best biking “city” in America — a jump from 25th in just two years. And the pace continues to pick up for Arlington’s expanding bikeways.

Check out the County's bikeways network

Check out the County’s bikeways network

Here’s a snapshot of the infrastructure:

  • 145 miles designated as part of the bikeways network
  • 63 miles of on-street routes
  • 52 miles of multi-use trails — including the new segment of the Washington Boulevard Trail linking Columbia Pike to the Arlington Boulevard corridor
  • 30 miles of bike lane — 3.8 miles buffered with extra space by painted designations; 2.9 miles protected using physical separators

Last summer, three different protected bike lanes opened in Arlington in consecutive weeks including the new lanes on Veitch Street in Courthouse, which were voted 2018’s Best Urban Street Redesign on Streetsblog, the transportation and smart growth news site.

As part of annual street repaving, Arlington also debuted its first contraflow lanes, allowing bicycle riders on 9th Street South and 12th Street South to travel in both directions while motor vehicles are limited to one way. These new lanes connect important gaps in the existing bike network.

Education and Enforcement

As a County with limited room, Arlington continues to look for opportunities to expand its bikeways network while meeting the needs of a variety of street users, including pedestrians, drivers and businesses.

Whether someone bikes or drives, he or she has the same rights and responsibilities on the road. Being Predictable, Alert and Lawful is recommended behavior. Bike lanes, including those protected by bollards and parked cars, are set aside by County Code for the use of people biking. Motor vehicles may enter a bike lane but solely to make turns and access legal parking spaces.

Arlington County Police are committed to ensuring the safety of all travelers and uses a two-pronged approach to improving transportation safety County-wide: education and enforcement. When drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are educated on the laws that apply to each other, a mutual understanding of responsibilities builds for all.

With more people out walking and biking this time of year, police are participating in the regional Street Smart campaign April 15-May 10 to remind travelers to slow down, remain alert and proceed with care and caution.

As part of the police department’s transportation safety program, officers conduct traffic enforcement at designated areas on a random rotating basis with the goal of compliance, even when police are not present.

Reports of in-progress traffic or parking hazards, such as bike lane violations, should be reported for investigation by calling the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222.

Two bicyclists riding in a protected bike lane in Arlington

Rolling into the Future

The updated Bicycle Element of the Master Transportation Plan, representing the County vision to continue growing the bicycle as a transportation option by 2040, will be considered by the County Board at its April meeting. The update incorporates some 125 Arlington bikeway network projects and may be amended over time.

Among new advances in biking already taking hold for the region:

  • In January, Metrorail began allowing riders to bring bikes aboard at any time, ending the longstanding prohibition during rush hours.
  • Capital Bikeshare topped 500 docking stations region-wide (nearly 100 in Arlington), including docks installed last year at Theodore Roosevelt Island and Gravelly Point.
  • Capital Bikeshare is expanding its electric-assist Bikeshare Plus fleet to 500 bikes, up from the pilot program of 85 launched last fall.

There are even more options for expanding two-wheeled transportation in Arlington. The seemingly ubiquitous Shared Mobility Device demonstration project continues to test the impact of dockless electric-assist bicycles, as well as e-scooters, owned by commercial operators. A formal period for public feedback will take place in May and June.

With silver status as a League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community – no Virginia town has achieved gold – Arlington’s reputation for biking only continues to build.

Whether a bicycle is used for year-round primary transportation or a first-time attempt on Bike to Work Day (May 17), Arlington continues to move biking ahead as a healthy, accessible way to get around quickly. As the update to the Bicycle Element of the Master Transportation Plan attests, there’s still plenty to do.

Media Contact

Peter Golkin, 703-228-3346

View this release in our newsroom

West End Columbia Pike Coalition

posted Apr 10, 2019, 11:48 PM by L M

Quarterly meeting of the West End Columbia Pike Coalition.  Lots of catching up to do!  We look forward to seeing you.

West End Columbia Pike Coalition

 

Guest Speakers:

 

Ø Christian Dorsey, Chair, Arlington County Board

Ø Kim Klingler, newly appointed Executive Director of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO)—find out what CPRO does on the Pike and how we can work together to support our efforts

Ø Alison Oleson, current VP, Baileys 7 Corners Crossroads Revitalization Organization and future partner

Ø Emily Carnes, Arlington South Lions Club—find out about their goals and our partnership

 

TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

arlington mill community center arlington county building

Wednesday, April 17 - 7:00 p.m.

Arlington Mill Community & Senior Center

909 S. Dinwiddie St, Room 525 - Arlington, VA 22204

(free 4 hour parking in garage)

(to garage from S. Dinwiddie: take right on to S. 9th St., right at

stop sign on to S. Arlington Mill Drive, garage

second entrance – two levels of parking)

 

 

 

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD – ENGAGE IN MAKING THE WEST END OF THE PIKE AN EVEN BETTER PLACE TO LIVE!

NEW ARLINGTON MILL CIVIC ASSOCIATION (AMCA) PRESIDENT

posted Apr 1, 2019, 11:49 AM by L M

Austin McNair was voted as the new AMCA President at the March 19, 2019 meeting.  He succeeds Kay Langenbeck.

 

We are seeking candidates for these positions on the board:

 

Vice President/Program Director:  acts in the President’s absence and is responsible for choosing a monthly topic and arranging appropriate speakers and activities for meetings.

Secretary:  keeps the minutes of association meetings; provides a copy for approval at the next meeting; reserves a meeting room for meetings.

Membership Co-Director:  recruits new members to the association.

Neighborhood Conservation Program (NCP) Representative.  Attends NCP meetings, represents the association’s interests, and reports at the association meetings.

 

To learn more about the civic association and these vacancies, please contact the President at president@arlingtonmill.org.

 

The next civic association meeting will be held at the Arlngton Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington (free 4 hour in parking garage off S. 9th St.), Room 525 at 7:00 pm.  Feel free to stop by and learn more about your neighborhood.

S Carlin Springs Safety Measures

posted Oct 1, 2018, 11:02 PM by L M

Arlington County Transportation Engineering & Operations (TE&O) works in coordination with the Arlington County Police Department to obtain crash data on roadways in the County. TE&O staff review this crash data in combination with feedback received from Arlington County citizens regarding transportation safety issues. Through this effort, the County identifies “hot spot” areas where there are opportunities to improve the safety and operational conditions.

S Carlin Springs Rd between 7th Rd S and Columbia Pike was identified as one of these “hot spot” locations. There have been over 40 reported crashes as this location since 2010. Four of these crashes involved pedestrians, of which one resulted in a fatality. To create a safer environmental for pedestrian and motorists on this segment of the roadway, TE&O staff have developed a three phase plan to address safety concerns:

  • Phase 1: Implementation of increased signage, markings, and bollards at intersection locations to improve crosswalk recognition, shorten crossings, and reduce speeds of turning vehicles.
  • Phase 2: Concrete improvements (including curb extensions) at two intersection locations: 8thPl S and 8th Rd S, which will reduce both vehicles speeds and pedestrian crossing distances.
  • Phase 3: Additional pedestrian safety improvements, including medians, crossing infrastructure, and access control on the corridor. (Estimated by 2021 – Proposed Phase 3 Concept Plan for Review)

Arlington Mill Farmers Market - Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

posted Aug 28, 2018, 11:05 AM by Stephen Finafrock

Arlington Mill Farmers Market - Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Tyrol Hill Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - August 29th @ 7:00 PM

posted Aug 28, 2018, 11:03 AM by Stephen Finafrock

Join Us at the Tyrol Hill Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate the Phase Four Project Renovations!

Wednesday, August 29, 7 p.m.

Tyrol Hill Park, 5107 7th Road S

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