The City held successful pilot Play Street events on May 14, 2016, along N Virginia Ave and Riley St, and on June 24, 2016, along Pine St. These events helped gauge community interest and provided insight into the guidelines and boundaries necessary for a successful Play Street.
Who Came Up with this Idea?
Lots of cities have play streets; New York City
started its program in 1914 and has recently expanded with support from the NYC Parks Department. Recently, Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign
to end childhood obesity has supported play streets in 10 U.S. cities.
In the City of Falls Church, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation (CACT)
made this program a priority for 2016.