Prince William

Citizens for Balanced Growth

Category: Bi-County/Tri-County Parkway (2012-2016) (page 1 of 2)

See What You, the People, Achieved: 4 for 4 … (+ Questions for BOCS Chair Ann Wheeler)

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

All:   Good news.

Electoral Outcome — On 5 November, the four western and central county candidates whom you and we were able to directly support were all elected to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS):  Yesli Vega (Coles), Jeanine Lawson (Brentsville), Kenny Boddye (Occoquan), and Peter Candland (Gainesville.)

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BEWARE: Preserving Rural Crescent, Limits on Residential Developers No Longer Supported by Both Parties in 5 Nov Elections

[Mass e-mail by Prince William Citizens for Balanced Growth]

Fellow Prince William County Citizens:

In our nearly 15 years of involvement in county land use issues and almost 20 years living here, pursuing balanced growth land use policies and protecting Prince William County’s Rural Crescent have always been bipartisan issues, including protecting citizens against tax-negative residential development that chokes our roads, overcrowds our schools, raises our taxes, lowers property values, and damages our environment. …

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Board of County Supervisors remove Bi-County Parkway from county comprehensive plan in 4-3 vote; former supporter Stewart absent; Principi claims ‘dirty politics’; Candland calls vote ‘big win’ for citizens

by Jill Palermo,, 18 March 2016

Bi-County Parkway presser
[Pictured:  “Alan Johnson (left) and Philomena Hefter, both residents on Pageland Road in Gainesville, hold a banner that says ‘Say “No!”  
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Planning Commission votes unanimously in support of removing Bi-County Parkway from county’s comprehensive plan

by Jill Palermo, InsideNOVA, 23 February 2016

“For the past 30 years, the controversial Bi-County Parkway has existed only as a line on local and regional transportation planning maps.

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“Candland calls road study ‘kicking the can down the road'”

Prince William Board of County Supervisors votes to initiate full study of county road network instead of just removing controversial Bi-County/Tri-County Parkway Parkway from its system. Supervisors May, Caddigan, Candland express opposition to roadway, while Stewart, Nohe continue to express support. Pro-parkway supervisor Covington casts only vote against study, though Candland describes it as "just a way of not voting (up or down on the bi-county parkway) and kicking the can down the road." Read More

“Thumbs Down on Bi-County Parkway — for various reasons”

Citizens interviewed on reasons for opposing bi-county parkway (BCP). Reasons include disruption of or damage to: schools, existing neighborhoods, historic sites, and traffic flows. Other reasons include need for relief from east-west traffic, wherein most traffic congestion lies, not from north-south traffic -- i.e., the BCP solves a non-problem. One citizen wonders why former Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman and now-VDOT Secretary Connaughton is "so hot to trot" on BCP and says the public has a "right to know who will benefit from the by-pass." Read More

“Bi-County Pkwy foes win again: Board resolution ties parkway plans to the PW Battlefield Bypass”

Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) approves citizens resolution by bi-county parkway (BCP) foes that promises to keep open US 29 and Route 234 inside Manassas Battlefield until bypass around battlefield is completed. Jackson Miller Former BOCS Chairman and now-VDOT Secretary Connaughton and current BOCS Chairman Stewart strongly support BCP while Gainesville Supervisor Candland opposes. Read More

“They Prefer Traffic to Having a New Road”

Citizens, Virginia state assemblymen, congressmen refute VDOT claims of Fedex, UPS support for Tri-County Parkway (TCP)/Bi-County Parkway (BCP) and Chamber of Commerce claims that "only a small group" is opposed to TCP/BCP; in fact, at major TCP/BCP presentation to public, 38 of 40 public speakers oppose it. Read More

“VDOT sets June 3 information meeting at Hylton Center on road issues”

Congressman Wolf concerned at "fast-track" approach and lack of transparency regarding Tri-County Parkway (TCP)/Bi-County Parkway (BCP) by VDOT and other TCP supporters. Also concerned at TCP/BCP opening up Rural Crescent to residential development, closing of traffic through Bull Run Battlefield, and plans to make TCP/BCP a toll road. Wolf also wonders how much the TCP/BCP, a north-south road, will improve daily east-west and west-east traffic jams, as opposed to instead investing road money in I-66. Read More

“Prince William supervisors delay vote on Tri-County Parkway”

Prince William Board of County Supervisors unanimously delays vote Tuesday that would have reaffirmed the county’s support for a proposed Bi-County Parkway (BCP)/Tri-County Parkway (TCP) , in another victory for BCP/TCP opponents. Virginia Assembly Delegate Bob Marshall notes that widening VA 28 is alternative. Map of BCP. Read More
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