For Tysons is to remain successful and accommodate future growth, transforming its existing auto-oriented transportation network and development pattern into a more sustainable, transit-oriented, walkable, urban environment is imperative. The opening of Metrorail’s Silver Line and the adoption in 2010 of the Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center provide tremendous opportunity for this transformation to take place.
The Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center envisions a 24-hour urban center that will be home to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by 2050. To realize this vision, the transportation network must give people choices for making trips, while still accommodating automobiles. Creating a livable, walkable Tysons will require that the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users be given preference, in many circumstances, over the need to move people by automobile.
Fairfax County is moving forward to implement this new transportation system with the following projects and studies. The links below will keep residents informed on the status of this transformation.