July 17, 2017 Alec Berkman, Bisnow National
A proposed, high-speed aerial gondola paralleling the Key Bridge to connect Georgetown to the Rosslyn Metro station won unanimous approval from Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission in February. It faces opposition, however, from Arlington County officials, who have declined to fund it, citing a full pipeline of more pressing, transit-oriented projects.
The high-speed system, which the Georgetown BID champions and first conceived in 2013, would give Georgetown’s population more immediate Metro access, rather than walking on the narrow sidewalks, shared with bicycles, on the Key Bridge. The BID said it would benefit its commercial, residential, university, hospital and tourist constituencies.
*C&O Canal in Georgetown is the beginning or ending mile marker for thousands of bicycle tourists, some through biking all the way to or from Pittsburgh PA 335 miles away. The 184.5 mile long C&O Canal NHP runs directly into 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage bike trail in Cumberland, Md.
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