Saturday, February 1, 2014
County Board Approved a Massive Amount of Parking Since 2012, More on the Way
Every time I see something new about the proposed Pike streetcar it gives me another reason to vote for Cord Thomas for County Board.
Here's another reason - The Arlington County Board approved a massive amount of parking together with the site plans it has approved since January 2012? How much new parking? About 3,500 parking spaces in 2012. About 7,500 parking spaces in 2013. And 960 parking spaces so far in 2014. That's almost 12,000 parking spaces in two calendar years - since January 2012.
Same two years the County Board spent about $6 million on promoting a so-called 'car free diet'. Last County Board meeting, January 28th, Chairman Fisette urged everyone to ride bicycles in the winter, after voting on January 25th for 960 new parking spaces.
So, they want to put a streetcar on Columbia Pike? About how fast do they expect it to travel? Four miles per hour? Five miles per hour? Five hundred million dollars for what? A tourist trolley.
Cord for Board !!