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Unread 12-17-2009, 04:26 PM
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Location: South Arlington, Virginia
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Default Frustrated with Glebe Rd!!!!!! UGGH!!!!!!

My commute from West End Alexandria to Ballston has a very frustrating part which is the very poorly designed Glebe Rd.

It is terrible because of these reasons.

1. NO CENTER TURN LANE!!!!!! Cars wanting to make left turns will hold up traffic forever because of the volume of oncoming traffic.
2. The stupid ART and Metrobuses on the right side of the road will compound the first problem meaning you'll have a very frustrating commute.
3. That bus stop on Glebe Northbound not even 40 yards after the Columbia Pike intersection usually backs up traffic to 12th St S meaning you'll have to wait at least two lights to go through the intersection of Glebe and Columbia.
4. The worst part is that interchange to go from Glebe Rd southbound to 395 South. Who in the designed that interchange?! I have to wait 5 minutes for a break in traffic then gas it to get onto 395 which can be death-defying sometimes.

Sure my commute aint but 30 minutes at the worst but it is a very frustrating 30 minutes. If I leave at 4 it isn't horrible, after 4 !!

If anyone has a way to get to Ballston Commons without Glebe Rd from West End Alexandria I'd love to hear it.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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Go a little farther west and cut around to S. Four Mile Run, take a right on S. George Mason and take that up to Ballston.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I was going to suggest S. George Mason also.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 06:20 PM
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Go a little farther west and cut around to S. Four Mile Run, take a right on S. George Mason and take that up to Ballston.
I'll try that out. May add a little time but maybe it takes off a lot of frustration.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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I suggest Carlin Springs Rd -- two lanes and no one blocks the right lane with parked cars as can happen on George Mason.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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I like Carlin Springs as well, I'm just thinking that's even less convenient to get to for the original poster.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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from:King St & Beauregard St, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 to:38.851607,-77.119217 to:Ballston Common Mall - Google Maps
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Unread 12-17-2009, 07:06 PM
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Location: South Arlington, Virginia
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I like Carlin Springs as well, I'm just thinking that's even less convenient to get to for the original poster.
Yeah, and plus it's ain't much better than Glebe.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 07:11 PM
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Location: South Arlington, Virginia
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fromuke and S Walker to:N Van Dorn St to:W Braddock Rd to:S King St/Leesburg Pike to:S George Mason Dr to:38.878405,-77.109261 - Google Maps

How's this?
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Unread 12-17-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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Take the Metro?
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