About the People Before Cars Coalition
The National Landing Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with local stakeholders, launched the “People Before Cars” Coalition to unite area organizations around shared priorities to create a safer and more accessible transportation network in National Landing.
The Coalition seeks to address community concerns around safety by championing the implementation of best practices in people-centric urban design and planning. The group is working with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Arlington County to realize this vision through enhancements across various modes of mass transit, as well as street level upgrades for pedestrians and cyclists.
Be an advocate for change and join the People Before Cars Coalition today.
The Coalition comes at a critical time. As described in the BID’s Mobility Next report, eight major transportation projects with a combined estimated cost of $4 billion, including VDOT’s Route 1 Multimodal Improvements Study, are currently in the pipeline and expected to deliver in phases over the next decade. Combined with the myriad private development projects that are helping to reshape the neighborhood streetscape, National Landing has an incredible opportunity to enhance walkability and deliver human-scaled mobility.
Coalition Position Statements
The Coalition exists to push forward several shared priorities to create a safe and more accessible transportation network within National Landing. On behalf of the People Before Cars Coalition, below are letters outlining our feedback on various projects happening in National Landing.
- September 24, 2021 - Letter to Mr. Dan Reinhard
- October 28, 2021 - Pentagon City Letter; Letter to Mr. Matt Mattauszek
- November 18, 2021 - Letter to Mr. Graham
- December 20, 2021 - Pentagon City Plan Feedback, Letter to Mr. Matt Mattauszek
- May 20, 2022 - Livability 22202 Letter
- June 28, 2022 - Feedback on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
- July 7, 2022 - Joint Route 1 Letter #2 - Livability 22202
- September 2, 2022 - Letter to Mr. Schwartz