whatever they’re smoking, I want some

I don’t have much of an opinion about whether the Metro extension to Dulles Airport should involve a tunnel under Tyson’s or not, but I do have one question:

In what universe does Fairfax County think it’s possible to turn Tyson’s Corner into a “walkable, quasi-urban hub?”

Have the County Board members actually been to Tyson’s? I don’t see how years of unchecked suburban sprawl are going to be turned into a place our car-free neighbors would enjoy strolling in…

4 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on May 16th, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

    What are they thinking! A walkable Tysons Corner would end the beloved Fairfax Frogger drinking game, where you stand on either side of Route 7 and drink every time a pedestrian makes it across another lane of traffic alive, guzzling two beers if they make it across in one dash, like this guy apparently did: http://tinyurl.com/mpv8g

  2. Tiff (unregistered) on May 16th, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

    Yeah, it seems like a pretty ambitious goal for a place whose planners apparently never heard of this fascinating “crosswalk” invention.

  3. TC the Terrible (unregistered) on May 16th, 2006 @ 4:15 pm

    I thought Tyson’s was just a big parking lot surrounded by multi-lane roads.

  4. Joseph LeBlanc (unregistered) on May 16th, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

    I blogged about this not too long ago. If they really wanted to, they could cover Tyson’s with a real network of sidewalks for a miniscule fraction of what they’re proposing for the Metro project.

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