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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 11/ 3/2010

Taking Connecticut Ave. in the wrong direction

By David Alpert

Montgomery County's DOT wants to increase vehicle speeds on Connecticut Avenue, build a road through parkland, and cut off a neighborhood's local street connections to Connecticut, further showing that they are out of touch with what we've learned about traffic and the design of communities since the 1960s.

The upcoming move of Walter Reed to Bethesda Naval will bring more traffic, partly due to the increased employment and partly because the county's DOT has taken few steps beyond a few bike trails to improve non-auto access to the area.

Instead of aggressively increasing transportation choices to the facility, the DOT has primarily focused its energies on finding ways to make the surrounding roads handle even more cars and move them at higher speeds.

[Continue reading David Alpert's post here at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The
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By David Alpert  | November 3, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  Local blog network, Montgomery County, traffic, transportation  
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