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Future Sidewalk Projects
Pedestrian Master Plan
A general Vienna Pedestrian Master Plan was adopted by Town Council in November 2017 to allow enforcement of a then-new ordinance that requires developers to dedicate land for future sidewalks. This master plan will be expanded and included as an element of the next update of the Vienna Comprehensive Plan.

Complete pedestrian networks provide safe routes for children and adults to walk or bike to destinations, eliminating a motor vehicle trip. Walking and biking promote healthy lifestyles, enhance neighborhood cohesiveness, and encourage residents to patronize local Vienna businesses.

Starting a New Project
Town Council decides which projects to fund as part of the Town's annual Capital Improvement Program. To maximize cost effectiveness, whenever possible, projects are partially or fully funded through grants.

Citizen sidewalk requests and petitions should be directed to the Vienna Transportation Safety Commission. For information about how sidewalk projects come about, please view Implementing a Sidewalk Project.

Safe Routes to School Initiative
The Vienna Pedestrian Master Plan gives top priority to sidewalks around schools. To fund these projects, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Safe Routes to School grant program annually solicits project applications that are recommended through Elementary School Travel Plans, which are developed to analyze travel patterns and propose improvements that encourage walking and bicycling to school. Recent Travel Plans:

Walk to Vienna Metro Rail
Annually VDOT makes Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grants available. Vienna has been successful in receiving grants to fund new sidewalks within a mile of nearby Metrorail stations; these sidewalks enhance accessibility to and encourage use of mass transit.

Walk to Downtown
Vienna also has been successful in obtaining CMAQ grants to fund new sidewalks that provide safe pedestrian routes from neighborhoods to the commercial corridor, offering alternatives to making auto trips.

2006 Vienna Sidewalk Task Force
In 2006, the Vienna Sidewalk Task Force, composed of representatives from the Town's Planning and Transportation Safety commissions, conducted a citizen survey on the need for additional pedestrian facilities. A report was presented to Town Council as a starting point for planning new projects.