The Arlington County Board has awarded a $4.23 million contract to an engineering firm to design and study the environmental impact of a pedestrian bridge linking Crystal City and Reagan National Airport. “It’s an exciting project … the connector will link Crystal City’s core and the airport, serving pedestrians, bicyclists, and micro-mobility users of all ages and abilities,” said Matt de Ferranti, chair of the Arlington County Board.
According to wtop.com, “Microbility includes bikes, e-scooters, e-skateboards, and e-bikes. While just 2,000 feet separate the core of Crystal City and the airport, it will take 3 to 4 years to complete the project including design, environmental impact, and construction. The entire connector project is being funded by federal dollars, under the aegis of air quality improvement and traffic congestion reduction.”