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South George Mason Drive Multimodal Corridor Study_English

Introduction

About the Study
  • The purpose of this study is to develop a preliminary plan to improve safety and access along S. George Mason Drive for people walking, biking, riding transit, and driving.
  • It will use planning guidance from the County Board’s adopted transportation and land use plans, along with transportation data and public input to develop a vision for the future of the corridor. The study will also develop a concept design for part of the corridor for use in future grant funding applications.
  • In this phase of public engagement, the project team will share what we heard from the public about how they use and experience the S. George Mason Drive corridor today, and what they would like to see improved. 
  • We’ll then show how we incorporated this feedback along with guidance from County plans and policies, transportation data, and other information to develop two concepts for consideration. 
  • Since S. George Mason Drive varies depending on the section, the project team has divided the corridor into three segments – you’ll see these segments used throughout public engagement during the study:  
    • Segment 1: Arlington Boulevard / Route 50 to Columbia Pike
    • Segment 2: Columbia Pike to S. Four Mile Run Drive
    • Segment 3: S. Four Mile Run Drive to the County Line
  • This feedback form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will help the project team identify and finalize a concept design to move forward for the next phase of the study – conceptual designs for key intersections. 
About South George Mason Drive
  • Major north-south arterial street within Arlington County
    • Identified as “recommended route” in Bike Element of the Master Transportation Plan (MTP)
    • Guidance on arterial streets from the Streets Element of the MTP calls for S. George Mason Drive to emphasize pedestrian travel
    • Part of the primary transit network identified in the Transit Element of the MTP
  • Provides connection through the County and to neighboring jurisdictions like Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria 
  • Intersects busy east-west arterial streets like Arlington Boulevard, Columbia Pike, and S. Four Mile Run Drive 
  • Intersects two regional trails – the Washington & Old Dominion and Four Mile Run trails 
  • Intersections with Columbia Pike and S. Four Mile Run Drive are identified in Vision Zero data as crash hot spots