Re: The Widen of 193 and Extending Reston Parkway Through Great Falls
Date: January 23, 2019 08:42PM
You did blame the developers, re-read what you wrote...... The wheels for this were set in motion decades ago. In fact, it all started with the riots in DC. The middle class white folks said fuck this, I'm out and moved to VA. The Supervisors stuck their heads in the sand and allowed the slow growth activists (Audrey Moore) to run the show. That is why 66 is 2 lanes inside the Beltway, it's why it took Metro 30 years to get out to the western suburbs, it's why they downzoned Fairfax County. You can't turn the clock back. Traffic was awful when I was in high school in the early 80's, you could see the problems then and nothing has been done.
Developers are trying to make a buck. They buy bulldozers (someone has to make them), they buy wood (someone has to cut it down and cut it to size), they buy steel, iron, appliances......and they employ people sometimes thousands of people and hire contract engineers, plumbers, roofers...... The people you need to have a problem with are the members of the Board of Supervisors. They put you in this spot. The developers are filling a need and people bank accounts. What are the Supervisors doing except hindering capitalism?