Finding Remedies for Suburban Sprawl

tysons_cornerTysons Corner is a model for what urban planners call an Edge City – located outside Washington, D.C., it’s the commercial center for Fairfax County, with two major shopping malls and countless corporate headquarters.  This year, the Metro arrived there, sparking new residential development and the prospect of much more pedestrian traffic – people walking to and from the train.  That prompted a team from the University of Virginia to launch a walking study of the place – hoping to document just how hard it is to get around Tysons on foot or bicycle, and to explore possible solutions.  Sandy Hausman tagged along and filed this report.

  1. #1 by Suzanne Hall on December 3, 2015 - 8:09 pm

    Sandy Hausman is a consistently good journalist. This is glimpse into the future, and a cautionary tale. More bikes and sidewalks – fewer cars!

  2. #2 by Suzanne Hall on December 3, 2015 - 8:10 pm

    Sandy Hausman is a consistently good journalist. This is a glimpse into the future, and a cautionary tale. More bikes and sidewalks – fewer cars!

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