Safe Routes to School

Page updated on Mar 27, 2017 at 5:38 PM

What's New?

The project was constructed and completed in October, 2014.  Additionally, six new bicycle parking racks were installed at George Mason Elementary School as part of this project, providing parking for twelve bikes. Full construction plans can be viewed here.  

Intersection Safety Project at Cameron Mills Road and Monticello Blvd/Summit Ave 

The intersection of Cameron Mills Road and Monticello Boulevard was identified for pedestrian safety improvements as part of the City’s Safe Routes to School initiatives. Safe Routes to School is a national, federally grant funded effort to examine conditions around schools and conduct projects and activities that work to improve safety and accessibility, and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. Safe Routes to School initiatives are coordinated through the City’s Complete Streets Program, and involves designing streets and sidewalks to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in the vicinity of schools.  

On May 19, 2014 the Traffic and Parking Board approved the removal of 4 parking spaces at the intersection of Cameron Mills Road and Monticello Boulevard, allowing the City to finalized the intersection design to improve pedestrian safety. Final design will be complete this summer. Please read the Traffic and Parking Board Docket for more information about the project. 

Project Components

The intersection currently has:  

  •  Long crossing distances for pedestrians 
  • Wide angles which allow for faster turning movements 

The proposed plan would improve pedestrian safety by: 

  • Reduce crossing distances 
  • Normalize the intersection design 
  • Reduce angles to create slower turning movements 

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Public Meetings

If you have any questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact the City’s Complete Streets Coordinator:  Hillary Poole - 703.746.4017 - mail to: