- The Pedestrian Realm
- Site and Building Design
- Urban Parks
- Interim Conditions
- The word "bicycle" appears only seven times, "bicycling" appears once, and the word "biking" not at all in the document. It suggests that bicycling has been given minimal attention despite the best efforts of our colleagues at Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB).
- Although the draft states "Care must be given to the design of safe and frequent pedestrian crossings and bike paths through intersections," grade-separated pedestrian street crossings are not discussed at all. There are NO transit-oriented pedestrian safety standards so far as I can see, simply generic statements, adherence to state requirements, and some banal "design suggestions."
- The section on Urban Parks begins this way:
- In the Interim Conditions section, it notes that "some parks will be built on structures and could be partially phased with the associated structures."
It is quite likely that similar, if not identical, urban design conditions will be imposed on Reston as the Reston planning process proceeds. It is incumbent on Restonians to read and comment to the county (see e-mail address above). Reston 2020 would welcome your comments on the draft urban design guidelines which we will post here if you wish.
Here is a link to the draft Tysons urban design guidelines.