alone! But Loudoun County is considering changes to
the Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) that won’t help
our traffic problems and would cost billions of
we desperately need traffic solutions, the proposed
changes to the CTP are not changes that will
truly help Loudoun commuters. Based on the location of some
proposed changes, developer
proposals appear to have influenced the priorities in the draft
spot improvements would reduce our commutes by mere minutes while
easily costing us billions -- yet no comprehensive cost analysis
of the proposed changes has not been done. Is this the most
effective use of our taxpayer dollars?
A public hearing
with the Planning Commission is scheduled for Monday, June 18
starting at 6:00 PM at the County
the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to:
our commuting problems with solutions that won't encourage
more traffic and development
taxpayers with a cost estimate study of the proposed changes
in compliance with the new VDOT policy
solutions based on a cost-benefit analysis. As taxpayers and
commuters, we need the most bang for our buck when we tackle
our commuting problems.
- Take a
comprehensive look at our traffic problems and integrate any
further development with meaningful multi-modal transportation
Ask our elected officials to consider solutions including:
the Interchanges on Route 7 and Route 28.
local road connections so there are more options when
traveling within each community. In Ashburn, for example, there
are several missing segments of east-west roads including Gloucester
Parkway, Riverside Parkway, Ryan Bypass, and Russell Branch
east-west multi-modal commuter solutions and fix major corridors
- Make the
needed safety upgrades to local roads.
- Say no
to thousands of new houses that would overwhelm our roads.
We are concerned about several proposed changes to the CTP,
Route 9 to 4 lanes from West Virginia border to
the proposed 4-lane toll road bypass near Hillsboro. (more
information from Hillsboro area residents -
Route 15 North to 4 lanes and add a Lucketts bypass
to extend to Leesburg; replace existing Point of Rocks bridge
with a new one to the east. (more
information from the Catoctin Coalition
widening of several roads. Congestion
is not solved when the road narrow. Example of this include:
7— 8 lanes from Rt 9 to 6 lanes at Leesburg
lanes from Leesburg to Rt 28 to 4 lanes east of
Rt 28 and into Fairfax County
Rd — various segments widened to 4 lanes
15 — 8 lanes from Leesburg to 2 lanes south
of Rt 704
Rd — 8 lanes between Rt 28 and Cascades
Pkwy, to 2 lanes in Sterling Park
659 — 8 lanes from Braddock Rd south to
4 lanes in Prince William County
|Say NO to
gridlock and YES to solutions that improve our daily life in
the Board for solutions to help commuters, not developers
the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to
develop effective, multi-modal solutions to our traffic
problems. We need solutions that help commuters, not
sure to include your name and address so your comments
can be counted.
with the Planning Commission
June 18, 2007
Starts at 6:00 PM -- the Countywide Transportation Plan is agenda item #6
Hear from Chairman York
Scott York is hosting a special town hall meeting on
Thursday, June 21,
as a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.
meeting is about
the transportation improvement funding package, HB
3202. This bill was recently approved
by the Virginia General Assembly allowing regional and
local taxing authority for transportation projects.
with Chairman York
Thursday, June 21, 2007
more information please contact: Keith Nusbaum in Chairman
office at 703-771-5988 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concerned about the county's transportation
us to learn more.
also put you in touch with other citizens who are working
on transportation issues.
draft CTP raises many questions that should be answered in
a public debate:
the CTP include new roadways that favor out-of-county commuters
at residents’ expense?
Loudoun spend billions of dollars for temporary fixes to our
the CTP be designed to facilitate developer plans for the future?
- Why doesn’t
the county invest in non-road-building solutions that improve
our daily lives?
- With limited
transportation funds, why isn’t the county developing
a cost-effective CTP?
- Why isn’t
Loudoun integrating land use with transportation in the CTP
countywide transportation plan
countywide transportation plan
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