Falls Church Residents’ Input Sought for Pedestrian, Bicycle, Traffic Calming Project

The City of Falls Church is seeking citizen input in the development of a comprehensive Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Calming Strategic Implementation Plan. The public is invited to any of three community meetings to learn about the project, provide comments, and walk/bike City streets to identify first-hand the type of improvements most needed (bring your walking shoes and/or bicycle).

Meetings are scheduled to be held:

• Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m., Community Center Community Room, 223 Little Falls St.>

• Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Elementary School gym, 601 S. Oak St.>

• Wednesday, June 2, 7 p.m., Community Center Art Room, 223 Little Falls St.

Opportunity for input will continue throughout the project, which is expected to take about one year. Citizens are invited to send comments and photos to Wendy Block Sanford, principal planner/transportation planner, at

Following the public input sessions and work by City staff and a consultant, the final Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Calming Strategic Implementation Plan will include an inventory of every City street and an outline of policies, design criteria, and specific improvements that will further enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety, comfort, and access throughout the City.

Implementation of identified and planned improvements will begin immediately, using federal grant funding.