Monday, May 2, 2016

County's Streets, Roads, Trails Too Unsafe for Bicycle and Running Events

Hi, Yupette,

I usually ride my bicycle to work on "Bike to Work Day", but not this year. Arlington's streets, roads, and trails are too badly in need of repaving. The County should reschedule "Bike to Work Day" for sometime in Fall when whatever the repaving is scheduled for this Summer has been accomplished and the potholes and major cracks have been fixed.

It's quite disconcerting that County Government keeps talking about $20 million gondolas and a $40 million swimming pool when the County's streets are such a deplorable condition. My friends in the mobility disabled community are very unhappy about broken sidewalks and crosswalks.

I notice that a number of streets in Lyon Park and Fairlington need repaving and I wonder what community leaders like Erik Gutshall and Libby Garvey are doing about that.

Thanks for your blog.

Nancy Smith