October 11, 2000 Minutes - Trails and Sidewalks Committee


ATTENDING: Ann Bennett (At-Large), Walter Brodtman (WABA), Joan Edwards (Clifton Horse Society), Don Emerson (Providence), Bunyan Bryant (Mason), Michael Shannon (Springfield), Kevin Brugman (Mount Vernon), Bruce Wright (Hunter Mill), Bill Niedringhaus (Dranesville), Deborah Leser (Sully) and Jenny Pate (FCPA).

STAFF ATTENDING: Sheng Jieh Leu and David Marshall, DPZ.

MINUTES: The minutes were approved unanimously as corrected.

TRAIL PLAN REVIEW:

Mr. Wright asked Mr. Marshall to review the process remaining to approve the out of turn plan amendment. Mr. Marshall indicated that if the committee finished tonight that the proposed amendment would go to the Planning Commission in December. From the Planning Commission it would go to public hearing and then to the BOS for approval.

Mr. Wright asked what level of detail would be available to the citizens in the questions and how it would be advertised. That is still under consideration.

New worksheets were distributed.

Mr. Brugman asked the committee to briefly consider another topic - the committee's recommendation on infill development.

MOTION: Mr. Brugman moved that the CWNMTC send a letter concerning the committee's recommendation on infill development and pedestrian pathways to Peter Murphy, the chairman of the Planning Commission. Mr. Emerson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Wright discussed the items in the Hunter Mill District on Sheet 6 of the October 11 Worksheet. Item 6, Meadowlark Rd. was withdrawn from consideration and will continue to show major paved and stonedust/natural surface on the Trail Plan. There was further discussion on Beulah Rd.

MOTION: Mr. Wright moved that Item 5 on Sheet 6 of the October 11 Worksheet (Beulah Rd.) be changed to Major Paved only. Ms. Leser seconded the motion. The vote was:

YES NO Abstaining
Mr. Emerson   Ms. Edwards
Mr. Shannon    
Mr. Niedringhaus    
Ms. Bennett    
Mr. Brugman    
Mr. Brodtman    
Mr. Wright    
Mr. Bryant    
Ms. Pate    
Ms. Leser    

The motion passed.
MOTION: Mr. Wright moved that Item 7 (Clark's Crossing) be changed to Major Paved only. He noted that the community is attempting to connect Beulah and Clark's Crossing and that this change would make the easements easier to obtain. Mr. Brugman seconded the motion. The vote was:

YES NO Abstaining
Mr. Emerson   Ms. Edwards
Mr. Shannon    
Mr. Niedringhaus    
Ms. Bennett    
Mr. Brugman    
Mr. Brodtman    
Mr. Wright    
Mr. Bryant    
Ms. Pate    
Ms. Leser    

The motion passed.
Mr. Bryant discussed the proposed changes in Mason District. He stated that Items 1 through 5 complete a circuit and reflect the increased need for alternative transportation in the Revitalization Area.

MOTION: Mr. Bryant moved that Items 1 through 5 (Blair Rd, Glen Carlyn Dr., Blair Rd., Beachway, and Patrick Henry Dr.) be changed to Major Paved. Mr. Brugman seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. The motion passed.

MOTION: Mr. Bryant moved that Item 6 (Cherokee Ave.) be changed to Major Paved. Ms. Leser seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. The motion passed.

MOTION: Mr. Bryant moved that Items 7 and 8 (Old Columbia Pike and Columbia Rd.) be changed to Major Paved. Mr. Niedringhaus seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. The motion passed.

MOTION: Mr. Bryant moved that Item 9 (Kerns Rd.) be changed to Major Paved. Ms. Bennett seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. The motion

passed.

Mr. Emerson presented the proposed changes in Providence District. He added an Item 5 that was not on the Worksheet (10).

MOTION: Mr. Emerson moved that Item 1 (Route 50) be changed to add Minor Paved trail to the south side from Gallows Rd. to the Fairfax City line. Mr. Brugman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Emerson moved that Item 2 (Gallows Rd) be changed to add Major Paved Trail to the east side from Holmes Run Drive to Old Courthouse Rd. Mr. Brugman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Emerson moved that Item 3 (Route 29) be changed to add Major Paved trail to the south side. Ms. Leser seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Emerson moved that Item 4 (Route 123) be changed to add Major Paved trail to both sides from I-495 to the Vienna town line. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Emerson moved that Item 5 (Gallows Rd. from Old Courthouse Rd. to I-495) be changed to add minor paved trail to both sides of the road. Mr. Brugman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Brugman asked the committee to consider recommending a change in the PFM to require commercial development to install sidewalks during construction. Items such as restaurants and churches need the sidewalks. The committee agreed to discuss this further after the trail plan was revised.

Ms. Bennett asked about Old Courthouse Spring Branch trail. Ms. Pate answered that there was citizen opposition.

Ms. Pate asked the committee to review the Braddock District items, although Mr. McLaren was not present. She explained that the two items (Heming Ave. and Queensberry Ave.) completed access to Lake Accotink and Wakefield Park. The committee noted that Mr. McLaren could revisit the changes at the next meeting if he chose.

MOTION: Ms. Pate moved that Heming Ave. and Queensberry Ave. be changed on the plan to provide Major Paved trail on a side to be determined by the district representative. Ms. Leser seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Brodtman and Mr. Brugman discussed the items on Sheet 2 as members of the On-Road Bicycle Lane subcommittee.

MOTION: Mr. Brodtman moved that Items 1 through 4 (Whann Ave., Benjamin St., Balls Rd., and Old Dominion Dr.) be considered together and that they have on-road bicycle routes added on the trails plan. Mr. Niedringhaus seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brugman moved that Items 8 through 16 (Jones Branch Dr., Westpark Dr., Tysons Blvd, Kidwell Dr., Gallows Rd., Annandale Rd., Ravensworth Rd., John Marr Dr., and Backlick Rd.) have on-road bicycle routes added on the trails plan. Mr. Wright seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brugman moved that Items 29 through 35 (Commerce St., Franconia Rd., Vista Dr., Upland Dr., Cermont Dr., Elmwood Dr., and Huntington Ave.) have on-road bicycle routes added on the trails plan. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brugman moved that Item 39 (Route 1) have an on-road bicycle route added on the trails plan. Mr. Brodtman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brugman moved that Item 36 (Telegraph Rd.) have an on-road bicycle route added on the trails plan. Mr.Wright seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brugman moved that Item 37 (S. Van Dorn St.from Franconia Rd. to Telegraph Rd.) have an on-road bicycle route added on the trails plan. Mr.Bryant seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brugman moved that Item 38 (Frontier Dr.) have an on-road bicycle route added on the trails plan. Mr.Wright seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brugman moved that Item 28 (Old Keene Mill Rd. from the Fairfax County Parkway to commerce Street) have an on-road bicycle route added on the trails plan. Mr. Wright seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brodtman moved that Items 5 and 6 (Chain Bridge Rd. and Westmoreland Street) have on -road bicycle routes added on the trails plan. Mr. Niedringhaus requested that the motion be tabled to the next meeting to allow him to investigate the question since it is in the Dranesville District. The motion was tabled.

MOTION: Mr. Brodtman moved that item 41 (Route 123) have on-road bicycle routes added on the trails plan. Mr. Wright seconded the motion. Mr. Niedringhaus asked that this motion also be tabled do that he could review its impact on Dranesville District. The motion was tabled.

MOTION: Mr. Brodtman moved that item 7 (Hunter Mill Rd) have on-road bicycle routes added on the trails plan. Mr. Wright seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Items 17 and 18 (Routes 29 and 50) were discussed extensively. The committee debated whether both were necessary and, if not, which of the two would be better inside the beltway. The difficult intersection at Route 50 was cited as a potential barrier. The items were deferred to the November meeting.

MOTION: Mr. Brodtman moved that item 19 (Route 28 have on-road bicycle routes added on the trails plan. Ms. Leser seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brodtman moved that Items 21 and 22 (Centreville Rd. and Westfield Blvd) have on-road bicycle routes added to the trails plan. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brodtman moved that Items 23 and 24 (Braddock Rd. and Burke Lake Rd.) have on-road bicycle routes added to the trails plan. Mr. Bryant seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION: Mr. Brodtman moved that Item 25 (Clifton Rd) have on-road bicycle routes added to the trails plan. Mr. Wright seconded the motion. The vote was:

YES NO ABSTAINING
Leser Edwards Bennett
Brodtman Emerson Bryant
Wright Niedringhaus  
  Shannon  
  Pate  

The motion failed.

Mr. Brodtman withdrew Henderson Rd and Yates Ford Rd. (Items 26 and 27) from consideration at this time.

MOTION: Mr. Wright moved that the trail on Frying Pan Rd. be moved from the south side to the north between Route 28 and Centreville Rd. Mr. Brodtman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Niedringhaus withdrew all the items on Sheet 5 of the new worksheet.

Mr. Bryant stated that he would like to discuss Springvale Rd. as an alternative route. Mr. Niedringhaus and Ms. Bennet described a plan for the Georgetown Pike area in which Walker Rd and Georgetown Pike would have asphalt trail in the shopping district while other trail in that area would be stone dust. A plan outlining specific trail segments will be presented at the November meeting.

Due to the late hour, the committee tabled further discussion until the November meeting. Mr. Bryant pointed out the value of pedestrian access by bringing to the committee's attention an accident that occurred on Braddock Rd. in an area with no trail.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:25 PM.

Deborah Rimmer Leser, Secretary

 


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