Arlington County is conducting a comprehensive review of the performance, cost, technical design and construction of the recently complete Walter Reed East Super Stop prototype. The goal of the review is to facilitate the construction of the remaining planned stops faster, more cost effectively and with improved functionality where necessary.
Years of community planning have produced a vision for Columbia Pike, and streetcar is central to that vision. Hundreds of residents, business owners, organizations and others who care about the Pike together have crafted a vision to revitalize the Pike while preserving its character, diversity and affordability.
Watch Arlington TV’s video on how communities across the United States and Canada have built their modern streetcar systems. In December 2012, experts from those communities visited Arlington to share their experiences — and advice — with the County Board and County staff.
This future vision focuses on multi-family residential areas located between the commercial areas along the Columbia Pike. Plan goals include enhancing vibrancy and quality of life along, creating a walking and bicycle friendly community, supporting the planned streetcar coming to the Pike, and sustaining a significant supply of housing that serves diverse incomes. Preserving neighborhood character, historic buildings, and tree canopy are also key elements.