Commuters shouldn't call the shots in Arlington
Whenever I read a letter or an opinion from a politician from outside of Arlington County, usually a Republican, demanding that Arlington knuckle under to pressure and widen Interstate 66 or Interstate 395, it makes my blood boil [“Arlington’s roadblocks to traffic relief,” Local Opinions, Feb. 13].
What these politicians fail to mention is that those of us who live along the corridors of these roads will have our lives disrupted or even uprooted so that outlying communities can have an easier commute. Arlington has led the region in smart growth; higher-density population areas are built up around Metro and commercial districts and not just thrown willy-nilly wherever space can be found.
Steve Jaeger, Arlington
| February 14, 2011; 5:52 PM ET
Categories: Arlington, Fairfax County, HotTopic, Virginia, traffic, transportation
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