Smart Growth's Future in Northern Virginia

In an interview with Arlington County Board Vice-Chairman Christopher Zimmerman, Jonna McKone asks the local official about current and future transit-oriented development (TOD) and managed growth in the Washington, D.C. region.

When asked, "How are you building affordable and livable communities in Arlington?" Zimmerman responded:

"There is a substantial proportion of Arlington that is low- to moderate-income. There are many for whom public transport is a necessity. However, it is also true that a large portion of higher-income Arlington residents want to use public transport."

He continued, noting the reason many decide to move to the Northern Virginia county:

"A lot of people have come here because they don't want to use a car and want to have a lifestyle that is more transit-oriented. We created the ART bus system almost 10 years ago. It has grown tremendously and extended the reach of Metro, reducing traffic and pollution in neighborhoods. We're trying to increase ridership by providing reliable and friendly public transit."

Thanks to Garrett Bradford

Full Story: Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington

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