Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shirlington Oktoberfest - Out of Control

Hello Yupette,

I live in a condo about 1/4 mile from Shirlington.

The so-called 'Shirlington Oktoberfest' which is now officially the 'Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest' is way out of control. This event draws at least 10,000 people into what is supposed to be a planned 'smart growth' community and imposes massive traffic on a dozen residential neighborhoods within a mile radius.

I am also appalled by how many people who have parked in my neighborhood and consumed a lot of beer are walking to their vehicles and driving home.

Anyone know who's responsible for this mess?

Thanks,

Larry, 22206

23 Comments:

At 08 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are responsible? County Board's second-favorite pet REIT (after Vornado) Federal Realty Investment Trust, which owns Shirlington Village.

 
At 08 October, 2013 , Anonymous $cott's neighbor said...

Who are responsible? Arlington's Premier Nanny Newsie (sorry Jason) $ara$ota $cott McCaffrey, who lives not far from $hirlington Village and was on the scene drinking up with his fellow yuptards while other fellow yuptards were peeing on $cott's front lawn before driving off at high speed in their SUVs.

 
At 08 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame the Arlington Police. They have their hands full enforcing the County's "driving while Black" and "driving while Latino" traffic ordinances.

 
At 08 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your County S U C K S. Just a thought from someone from the Rest of America who doesn't live within 100 miles of D.C.

 
At 08 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I wonder why Congressman Moran moved from Shirlington to Del Ray?

 
At 08 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even Jim Moran eventually got a life.....

 
At 08 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the Car Free Diet?

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shirlington is supposed to have a comprehensive Transportation Demand Management plan that was approved with the Phased Development Site Plan for Shirlington.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

In April the County Board approved a new Neighborhood Conservation Plan for Fairlington-Shirlington that stresses traffic mitigation.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Car Free Diet is a HUGE charade that costs Arlington taxpayers more than $3 million per year.

Arlington residents are supposed to walk, bike, take public transit. Non-residents get to drive everywhere to do everything.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be 2,000 people in that one photo alone.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Joan said...

Anyone who opposes the urbanization plans by non-resident County Staff and the out-of-state REITs they facilitate is a 'neighborhood. nuisance'. Every year it gets worse.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real NIMBYs are "County Staff" who live in Fairfax County and are re-making Arlington into a "Downtown" for their suburban communities.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous 22206 said...

Hey, it's easy overtime for non resident police, fire, parks and recreation, and various DES employees. They get the $$$ my neighborhood gets trashed.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's out of control. Police watch thousands get looped (the bar hoppers get totally wasted) and then walk 1/4 mile and drive away. How stupid is that?

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I blame Zimmerman and Hynes who want Arlington to be a Party Zone for their 20-something children and their children's friends.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't mean "Whitlow's Mary".

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Alex said...

Alexandria does the same and worse, entire month of March is an extended St. Patrick's Day celebration.

 
At 09 October, 2013 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Entire f-ing County is run BY non-residents FOR non-residents.

 
At 10 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to the FRIT Web Site to learn all about FRIT's 'socially responsible' governance.

 
At 11 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More New Urbanism aka 'Smart Growth'?

 
At 11 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I volunteer Douglas Park across the street from Chris Zimmerman's home to be redeveloped into a lighted synthetic surface soccer complex.

 
At 12 October, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would contact the Virginia State Police - who do not want to respond to multi-vehicle accident with fatalities on I-395 caused by some person getting drunk in Shirlington and driving home.

 

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