The Arlington Boulevard Trail is a regional multi-use trail which parallels Arlington Boulevard and serves as a critical east-west bicycle and pedestrian route through Arlington and Fairfax Counties.The trail was identified in the 2019 Master Transportation Plan (MTP) – Bicycle Element as a recommended trail improvement project.
- MTP guidance included that the project should “reconstruct portions of the Arlington Boulevard Trail, between Rosslyn and the Seven Corners area, to enhance user safety and usability,” and identified “a minimum 10-foot paved width” as a trail standard.
Multiple projects are underway to study and improve the trail, including the Arlington Boulevard Trail Study (Jackson St. to George Mason Dr.) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Route 50 STARS Safety and Operational Improvements Study (Glebe St. and Fillmore St.).
The goal of this project is to improve the north-side segment of the Arlington Boulevard Trail between N. Granada Street to N. Edison Street for people walking, biking, rolling and accessing transit.
- The existing sidewalk will be upgraded to Arlington County standards for a multi-use trail to create a safer and more comfortable connection between the lower-stress segments of the trail to the east and west.
- Existing bicycle and pedestrian crossings at the two adjacent intersections will be upgraded to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, improve trail user visibility, slow vehicle turning speeds and improve yielding behavior.
More information is available on the project page.
This engagement is open until January 11, 2023.