Regional Leaders Breaking Ground on W&OD Trail Enhancements in the City of Falls ChurchCongestion, Environmental Sustainability and Safety Addressed
City of Falls Church, August 26, 2020 – On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, regional leaders will gather in the City of Falls Church to break ground on a nearly 1.5 mile-long segment of the W&OD Trail, impacting the region at large. The W&OD Trail is the most popular trail in Virginia, and one of the first rail-to-trails projects in the nation.
To address congestion on the busy Trail, which has seen an influx of even more users over the past six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ”Dual Trails” improvements will feature dedicated parallel paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Separating the users will greatly improve mobility and accommodate the new level of use. A two-foot median between an eight-foot walking path and an 11-foot cycling path will be constructed, separating trail users traveling at different speeds, resulting in both capacity and safety improvements.
Groundbreaking Ceremony: City of Falls Church, 411 Little Falls Street, 10 a.m.