Tysons Comprehensive Plan - Transportation - Complete Streets with Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities


Complete Streets with Pedestrian Facilities 

The Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center calls for streets "Compete Streets" in Tysons Corner. By definition, complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access and movement for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete streets in Tysons are expected to be attractive environments for walking, commerce, and casual interaction in addition to their function of moving traffic. The plan contains urban design guidelines for streets in Tysons to include enhanced pedestrian elements, such as sidewalks buffered from traffic by street trees, and bicycle enhancements, such as separate bike lanes, to address the elements of a complete street.

The plan provides a variety of options to apply complete street standards to individual streets depending on the streets roadway classification, a system developed to classify road types by the volume of vehicle traffic a road is anticipated to carry. The graphic above and to the left shows the conceptual grid of streets in Tysons with roadway classifications applied to each street. Typical street cross sections from the plan are shown above and to the right for each roadway classification shown in the map above and to the left. However, final street designs may include variations in lane width, sidewalk width, or building setbacks to reflect the changing context of the street as it passes through different neighborhoods and districts within Tysons.

 


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