Washington & Old Dominion Trail could separate different types of users

Arlington County, park officials are teaming up to explore running/jogging lanes

ARLINGTON, Va. - Officials are looking into expanding the Washington & Old Dominion Regional Trail in Virginia that could eventually lead to cyclists and joggers having their own lanes.

Arlington County and park officials are teaming up to explore the possibility of a potential expansion.

Park officials said they are proposing the county to construct another lane. County board members said the additional lane will benefit both the cyclists and joggers, giving them ample space while keeping them safe. 

"We're finding, as the trail gets busier and busier and is used for more and more purposes, that there is more potential conflict and congestion with people moving at different speeds, on foot and on bicycles," said Paul Gilbert, Executive Director, Nova Parks. 

The trail extends more than 40 miles from Shirlington west to Purcellville.

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