Traffic Calming Actions on E. Columbia St. Goes to Work Session

The Falls Church City Council tonight determined that a controversy over “traffic calming” measures on E. Columbia Street will be taken to a work session for a thorough review.

Currently a repaving of the residential street includes the installation of permanent speed bumps. Two citizens spoke tonight contending that proper procedures involving the City’s Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation were not followed in the decision to install the speed bumps. City Manager Wyatt Shields confirmed that he ordered the speed bumps following a collision between a car and bicycle in 2008, and that he’d received dozens of emails from residents on the street urging that action.