Fairfax County leaders break ground on improvements to Route 7

Virginia Department of Transportation Transportation, Tysons Update

State and local partners broke ground today on almost seven miles of transportation improvements coming to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) that will increase capacity, improve safety and traffic flow, and provide better mobility for cyclists and pedestrians. The project includes adding a third lane to Route 7 in each direction from Reston Avenue to Jarrett Valley Drive in Tysons, building shared-use …

Vienna Town Council mulls e-scooter regulations

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Vienna Town Council members expressed concern at Monday’s Work Session over how to regulate e-scooter usage.  Issues raised by the council included the number of scooters that would be allowed in the Town at any given time, designated parking places for scooters, and whether scooters would be allowed to drive on the road or on the sidewalk.  On the latter …

Bad intersections and bike lane planning

Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling Transportation, Tysons Update Leave a Comment

This article was reposted with the permission of the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling. On June 5, 2019, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation held a public hearing on its Intersection Improvement Study at Spring Hill Road and Lewinsville Road. The study includes plans for bike and pedestrian facilities, which is good, but the hearing highlighted a couple of problems with …

Establishment Chairman, progressive Commonwealth’s Attorney win Democratic primary

Michael Dranove Politics

Fairfax County voters went to the polls yesterday for the Democratic Primary, choosing longtime Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay for Board of Supervisor’s Chairman, and progressive newcomer Steve Descano for Commonwealth’s Attorney. Board of Supervisor’s Chairman A respected official with 11 years of experience, McKay was always considered the front-runner for the Chairman spot, the highest position in Virginia’s largest …

Voting begins in Fairfax County Democratic primary

Voting begins in Fairfax County Democratic primary

Michael Dranove Uncategorized

Polls in the Fairfax County Democratic primary are now open until 7pm. Find your polling place here. Not sure who to vote for? Check out some of our recent articles or take a look at these endorsement lists: Washington Post Greater Greater Washington Sun Gazette

Winners of Falls Church outdoor painting festival to be announced Saturday

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture

Falls Church Arts will mark the end of its two month long annual Plein Arts Festival this Saturday, June 15th. Plein arts, for those who don’t know, is the art of painting outdoors.  Popularized in the mid-19th century, plein arts emphasizes the importance of naturally capturing light and color notes in the landscape.  Barb Cram, the festival director, told TysonsToday …

1st Amendment drama and big campaign money in Hunter Mill Supervisor race

Michael Dranove Politics

Comstock Holding Companies came under fire from Fairfax County officials last week after being accused of violating 1st amendment protections on the land it owns directly adjacent to the Reston Metro station.  Controversy stems from Comstock’s decision to allow Maggie Parker—a Comstock employee running for Fairfax County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman—to post campaign signs outside the Metro station while simultaneously …

Community meeting on Dolley Madison corridor traffic

Fairfax County Department of Transportation Transportation, Tysons Update

Supervisor John Foust and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a community meeting on the Dolley Madison Corridor Study this Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean. The purpose of the study is to analyze Dolley Madison Boulevard between the Dulles Toll Road and Old Dominion Drive and recommend solutions to improve traffic conditions. …

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One University development a step closer to reality

Michael Dranove Tysons Update Leave a Comment

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors moved 9-1 Wednesday to amend the Comprehensive Plan, paving the way for a final decision on the development of student, senior, and affordable housing units near George Mason University (GMU).  Known as One University, the proposed development would comprise 10 acres located at the intersection of Route 123 and University Drive.  It would include …