Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Countywide Transportation Plan Called "User-unfriendly" With Unrealistic Road Improvements

A recent Washington Post letter to the editor calls Loudoun County's countywide transportation plan "decidedly user-unfriendly, much like many of the unrealistic road 'improvements' it proposes."

Among the highlights from letter writer Karen J. Ficker from Ahsburn:
  • "The revised plan is overly ambitious and falls short of resolving the transportation woes of communities, especially those in eastern Loudoun."
  • "It [the plan] would widen some roads to six or even eight lanes through residential areas."
  • "We also need traffic-calming measures, more transit options and more crosswalks that link shopping areas with adjacent residential neighborhoods. We need more and better bus service that provides alternatives to the massive east-west commuter nightmare of one person, one car."
  • "Widening roads to increase mobility ultimately creates even more traffic and decreases our quality of life."
In case you missed the letter to the editor, click this link to read it. Thoughts? Comment below.

Loudoun County's Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP), which was adopted in 1995 and revised in 2001, is in the process of being updated.

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