Park and Ride at Kings Park Shopping Center

June 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Neighbors!! There is a survey that I have attached that asks for input about the Park and Ride that the government wants to put at the Kings Park Shopping Center. The Braddock Road Task Force BRTF that consists of community members from neighborhoods affected by the Braddock Road project has recommended to NOT put in a Park and Ride at Kings Park. However, the government is under NO obligation to abide by the BRTF recommendations and they are actively soliciting responses from the community about our opinions at putting a Park and Ride at Kings Park. Please take the survey and let your voice be heard. Thanks!! Dale Johnson

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/braddockcorridortransportation

Braddock Road Poll

February 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Braddock Road 6 Feb Meeting Recap

February 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm
Supervisor Cook’s Braddock Road Community Meeting Recap
BRADDOCK ROAD TASK FORCE MAKES FIRST RECOMMENDATIONS – NO ADDITIONAL LANES ON BRADDOCK ROAD
No additional lanes should be built on Braddock Road from Guinea Road to the Beltway. Instead, a series of intersection improvements, including significant adjustments to the Burke Lake Road and Wakefield Chapel Road intersections, and access management techniques – making some unsignalized intersections right in right out only – should be built. These were the initial recommendations of the citizen task force that has studied the corridor in depth over the last two years. County transportation staff concurs in the recommendations, which were presented to the community at a public meeting last night, sponsored by Supervisor Cook and attended by about 300 residents.
The task force also presented pedestrian and bicycle options, but not recommendations, which will come later in the spring. These include construction of mixed use paths on both sides of the road, completion of all missing trail connections, and one or more pedestrian overpasses. The group is especially interested in residents’ opinions on pedestrian overpasses.
The task force set aside the question of whether to build a transit center. Once road and pedestrian recommendations are finalized, then the group will take back up the transit center questions. Options for transit will be presented to the public at a community meeting in the late spring.
Implementation of these recommendations would present only one-third the cost of adding lanes to the roadway. The study showed that adding lanes would increase the number of trips handled by the road, but travel times would not decrease as much as with the intersection and access management improvements because extra cars would be drawn to the road. The intersection improvement plan shows fairly significant reductions in travel time when compared with the no-build option. The study was based on a 2040 planning horizon. The no-build option showed significant degradation in road conditions and significant increases in travel time compared to today.
The public is urged to review the complete presentation online and make comments over the next two weeks. Please submit your comments by February 20th at
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/braddockroadmmstudy/

Eagle Scout Project led by Bryan Young improves Canterbury Woods Swim and Racquet Club

January 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Canterbury Woods residents,

Thanks to a very civic-minded young man, the retaining wall next to the Canterbury Woods Swim and Racquet club has been completely replaced.  Bryan was able to lead the project from concept to completion, including raising a substantial sum of money required to complete the project.  He did a fantastic job and was able to rally several community residents to help him complete the project as well as fellow scout members.  Thank you!  You can read a summary of the project in his own words and view some photos in the embedded .pdf file.

Dale Johnson

CWCA President

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