Friday, May 13, 2011

Kevin Chisholm Will Run for U.S. Senate


Arlington resident Kevin Chisholm, the Arlington Green Party's candidate for County Board last year, is expected to announce today that he will be the Green Party's candidate for United States Senate in 2012.

Mr. Chisholm is an environmental engineer and a 30-year resident of Arlington. He was employed as an environmental consultant for the Arlington Public School System for 6 years and was also employed as an environmental consultant by a number of non-profit and for-profit organizations and several government agencies. Kevin is an environmental engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polythecnic University.

Kevin is a resident of South Arlington. He has been active as a volunteer for a number of community organizations.

For information about Kevin's campaign, please visit his campaign's Web site:


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Arlington's Bikeshare Program - Another Artisphere

Hi, Yupette,

Take a look at Agenda Items 24 and 26 on the County Board's Agenda for this Saturday's meeting. They involve a big increase in funding of Arlington's Bikeshare program. It's going to be like the Artisphere, County Board will reward its non-profit and for-profit friends and campaign contributors with funding for their biker organizations.

And there's even $300,000 for a "Driver, Pedestrian, and Bicyclist Safety Program". About time.

How about people who won't, or can't, ride bicycles? Well, you're out of luck. Don't want to ride a bicycle in the winter? Don't like bicycles? Think Arlington streets are too dangerous to ride bicycles? Too old to ride a bicycle? Too disabled to ride a bicycle? Too bad.

Oh, this is the same County Board that approved the construction of 30,000 new parking spaces in Arlington between 2000 and 2010 and is on-track to approve the construction of 20,000-30,000 more this decade.

No More Artispheres

Monday, May 9, 2011

Arlington County Needs a Comprehensive Bicycle, Pedestrian, Motorist Safety Program, ASAP

Hello, Yupette,

I live in Douglas Park and I was not surprised by the bicyclist-motor vehicle accident at the intersection of South Walter Reed Drive and South Four Mile that resulted in the bicyclist being killed after he ran into a car on Four Mile Run Access Road coming off South Walter Red Drive hill.

Reckless behavior by bicyclists and pedestrians is epidemic in this area.

County Government must IMMEDIATELY begin a comprehensive county-wide pedestrian, motorist, and bicycle safety program, before there are more fatalities. The next fatality or fatalities will be bicyclists hitting a pedestrian or pedestrians at high speed.

I will not vote for incumbents running for political office who allowed this situation to develop. Arlington County Government is totally reactive and this accident is proof.

Douglas Park