Today, the vast majority of people traveling to, from, within and through Tysons do so using private automobiles. However, the planned extension of the Metrorail system, with four Metrorail stations in Tysons, offers an opportunity to create a well-balanced, interlinked, multimodal transportation network that balances the needs of transit users, bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers. Using the Metrorail Extension as a catalyst and the Comprehensive Plan as a guide, Tysons will be transformed over time into a walkable, transit oriented, great urban place.
In order to be successful, a fundamental transformation of the transportation network in Tysons must occur. Several transportation elements must be created and/or enhanced. They include the following: