Tysons Comprehensive Plan - Transportation - Grid of Streets


Existing Tysons Grid of Streets
Existing Tysons Grid of Streets
Conceptual Tysons Grid of Streets in the future
Conceptual Tysons Grid of Streets in the future

Tysons Corner currently consists of large superblocks with a relatively small number of streets. The large block size inhibits transit use, pedestrian and bicycle movement by limiting short, direct connections between points within Tysons. This places excessive reliance on the existing street system to accommodate most trips to, from and through Tysons by use of single occupant vehicles. A grid of streets with smaller block sizes is typical in urban areas. It disperses vehicle traffic and improves mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists by providing short, direct connections between multiple points in an area. Smaller block sizes will make Tysons more walkable by creating convenient and short walk distances between points in Tysons and will improve pedestrian and bicycle access to the four new Silver Line Metrorail Stations in Tysons. The conceptual grid of streets is critical to the future form and function of Tysons. Implementing this network of arterials and local streets will be challenging. Engineering studies will be done to refine the conceptual grid shown above and individual segments will be constructed as redevelopment occurs over time.



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