For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Contact: Shannon Whalen McDaniel 703-228-3685 (voice) 703-228-4711(TTY)
Contact: Myllisa Lardieri Kennedy 703-228-3152 cell: 571-722-8721 (voice) 703-228-4611(TTY)
ARLINGTON, Va. – On Saturday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m., Congressman Jim Moran, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria will celebrate the completion and opening of the multi-use trail linking the popular Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Four Mile Run Trail located at South 27th Road and South Four Mile Run Drive.
The new trail eliminated nearly a mile of on-street riding and difficult road crossings and offers pedestrians and bicyclists a safer, more direct path along the Four Mile Run stream. The project brings new landscaping to the stream bank and a sanitary sewer main that increases capacity and helps prevent back-ups.
WHAT: Congressman Jim Moran, Arlington County Board Members and Alexandria City Council Members will commemorate the completion of the new extension linking the Washington & Old Dominion and Four Mile Run Trails.
The Arlington County Bicycle Advisory Committee will host an informal ride to the ribbon-cutting starting at Courthouse Plaza 2100 Clarendon Blvd. All are welcome to join.
WHO: Congressman Jim Moran, U.S. House of Representatives
Barbara Favola, Arlington County Board Chairman
Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board Member
William D. Euille, City of Alexandria Mayor
WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2009
8:30 a.m. – Bike ride from Courthouse Plaza
10:00 a.m. – Ribbon-Cutting ceremony
WHERE: New Four Mile Run Trail Connection (outdoors)
South 27th Road and South Four Mile Run Drive
The event is accessible via bike from the existing Four Mile Run and Washington & Old Dominion Trails, as well as by Metrobus 10B, 23AC, 25PR.
The event can also be reached by motor vehicle via South Four Mile Run Drive from the intersection of South Glebe and West Glebe Roads. Parking is limited
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world - including the Pentagon - Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.