F.C. Council Mulls Traffic Calming Modifications

A series of modifications to the procedures neighborhoods in the City of Falls Church must follow to win traffic calming measures is now being considered by the F.C. City Council.

The changes, recommended by the City’s Citizen Advisory Committee on Transportation (CACT), include a new scoring system to calculate the need, and the requirement for fewer households in a neighborhood to approve of measures. The current requirement is that 75 percent of homes in a given area must agree to calming measures for the City to take on a project.

With the changes, that percentage will be lowered to 67 percent. It was also stressed that measures other than speed bumps are in the City’s “tool bag.” A flier making the process clearer and more succinct is also part of the new approaches. Paul Bandino, chair of the CACT, was present at a joint City Council and Planning Commission work session Monday to lay out his group’s recommendations.