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Friday, August 1, 2014

Tysons Corner Pedestrian Safety Concerns, WUSA9--Also true at Wiehle Station

Tysons is facing the same shortfall in pedestrian and bicycle access to the Silver Line stations that we face at Wiehle station, a situation we have documented here most recently.  Here is Martin Di Caro's report:
crosswalk2TYSONS CORNER, Virginia (WUSA9)--It took just days after the opening of the $3 billion Silver Line Metrorail for the pedestrian infrastructure in Tysons Corner to be exposed as inadequate and potentially dangerous.
While Fairfax County planners say more than three dozen improvements are in the pipeline, the completion of crosswalks, sidewalks, and traffic signals near the four new Metro stations is years away. Meantime, people are taking chances crossing busy intersections to get to the rail and bus stops.
"We were watching people cross here and you are like a sitting duck. I mean, it is really dangerous," said Marc Cannon who paused his jog to talk at the intersection of Tysons Boulevard and Galleria Drive. "There was one woman who was crossing when we were running by and we happened to notice she could have been picked off easily."
"It surprises me that there is not the money to do the infrastructure that you need to keep it safe for pedestrians," said Cannon's jogging partner Cheryl Scully. . . .
Click here for the rest of this televised report.  

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