Adapted with permission from a longer email. The writer is referring to the Rosslyn Gateway redevelopment that the county board will consider next weekend. --Editor
I lived in the Rosslyn area for 10 years, and I can attest to the fact that crossing Lee Highway at that juncture [Lee Highway at N. Ft. Myer Drive] is hazardous, and it makes no sense to remove the pedestrian/bike overpass/bridge that gets folks safely across to the [Rosslyn Gateway] park.
The Rosslyn Gateway Park Conceptual Alternatives plan provided a number of options, at least one of which retained the pedestrian bridge. With the added emphasis on pedestrian safety and making public spaces easily accessible to all Arlington residents (including those with disabilities) in the county's 2008 Master Transportation Plan, the decision to eliminate pedestrian bridges appears to be in direct conflict with Arlington's stated walkability and accessibility goals.
Again, I appreciate your covering this very intriguing project. Too bad no one else has picked up on it!