NOVA Parks is seeking input from W&OD Trail users on trail safety as part of an ongoing project to revamp the trail in the Falls Church area leading into Arlington County. The project’s goal is to improve trail flow in urban and congested areas as well as safety and user experience.
You can provide your thoughts on the proposed concept in a short, 7-question survey here.
NOVA Parks has received funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to expand the trail to have dual parallel paths. The project is a continuation of NOVA Parks’ and the City of Falls Church’s dual trail project to the west. It will significantly enhance access to the East Falls Church Metrorail Station and for commuters continuing into Arlington, Alexandria, and D.C.
When completed, riders can look forward to the existing 12-foot wide shared-use trail being replaced with a 12-foot wide bicycle trail and an 8-foot wide pedestrian trail separated by a 2-foot wide median. Where the W&OD Trail parallels I-66, the trail will be widened up to a 16-foot shared-use trail due to site constraints. In addition, two narrow bridges over Four Mile Run will be replaced with wider bridges.
Please take the survey and Speak Up for better bicycling!