• W&OD Trail Bridge Public Information Meeting (10/11/18)
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host a public information meeting to present an update on design plans for the W&OD Trail Bridge to be built over Route 29 (Lee Highway).
date & time: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
location: Yorktown High School
5200 Yorktown Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22207
Additional details and materials are to be made available through this link.
• Section of Trail in Falls Church to be widened for dual-use
Click on this link for further details regarding the 8-foot wide parallel section for walkers and joggers which is to be added by July 2019.
• Help support needed improvements on the W&OD Trail
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) is seeking public input on its 2018-2023 Six Year Program. Included among the proposals is a NOVA Parks project to enhance the W&OD in Falls Church with separate paved trails for walking and biking. These trails will help to relieve congestion, to enhance both walking and biking to Metrorail, and to make the Trail safer. Since a greater number of projects is proposed than can realistically be funded, your public expression of support for the initiative carries weight and helps to secure the resources for a critically needed improvement to the Trail. You may submit your comments to NVTA by May 20, 2018 by clicking on this link. In addition, on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m., NVTA will host a presentation and public hearing regarding the proposal at its offices. Location: 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031.
• Do you have a green thumb that, from time to time, you would like to place in the service of a good cause? If so, a group of volunteers seeks your assistance with the maintenance of two native plant butterfly gardens that are located along the Trail (near mileage marker 8) across the street from one another on Lee Highway (near the Econo Lodge Metro). Each, as the picture below of one of them illustrates, has been planted beneath a prominent sign.
You are invited to weed in either — or both — of these gardens at your leisure, or you may contact the primary gardener in order to arrange a time to work directly with others.
• Click here to access the final report from the working group assembled in 2014 to address safety issues on the W&OD Trail.
• Click here to access Bikeablebrews’ convenient list of the craft brew establishments that are located near the Trail.