N Sycamore Street Complete Streets Project


Preliminary Proposal

Project Location

North Sycamore Street between Langston Boulevard and 19th Street North in the East Falls Church neighborhood.


The County is developing plans for public engagement and preliminary concept.

About the Project

North Sycamore Street presents intersection crossing challenges for bicyclists and pedestrians. Recommendations along this street were included in the 2011 East Falls Church Area Plan. In 2015, North Sycamore Street was a recipient of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation Land Use Connection (TLC) grant to study the implementation of complete streets design strategies for better pedestrian and bicycle access to the East Falls Church Metro Station. Read the final report from the 2015 TLC study. 

The 2019 adopted Bicycle Element of the Master Transportation Plan recommends North Sycamore Street as an enhanced bicycle facility between Williamsburg Boulevard and the East Falls Church line. In the same year, the County received another TLC grant to study a major gap in the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail-rail in East Falls Church. Read the final report. This project may include interim solutions, where feasible, to improve the crossing at 19th Street North. 

In the FY22 adopted CIP, funding sources were identified to improve bicycle and pedestrian access. As the project is in its early stage, staff would like community input on the existing conditions of N Sycamore Street to inform the development of a new concept plan. 

More information: East Falls Church Planning at a Glance 

This project will be coordinating with:

Public Process

Winter 2021 - Existing Conditions Feedback

Community members were asked to share their experiences of the current street via an online interactive map. This feedback, along with other data and planning guidance, will help staff formulate a concept design.




The project is funded with VDOT revenue sharing and local funds.