What Would You Improve in Vienna in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Vienna, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Vienna to make it an even better place to live?

Is it more community gardens? Improving traffic along Route 123? Finally quieting the ongoing noise in neighborhoods by the TSC? Seeing more businesses flourish along the Maple Ave and Church Street corridors? 

What is on your Vienna wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

Carol Lewis January 03, 2013 at 01:23 PM
I guess "interesting" is in the eye of the beholder too!
Jojo Cakenput January 03, 2013 at 06:08 PM
The biggest issue in Vienna is our water bill. As a long time resident, I've seen it skyrocket. Let's fix that before any other projects. Jojo
Kathleen Lake January 03, 2013 at 06:11 PM
I would like to see an "elder playground" in Vienna. Our population is aging but we are staying "younger" longer. I'm 65 and still go down slides with my grand kids. I love swings. Obviously we probably don't need slides on playgrounds for seniors but we need exercise activities that are fun. These playgrounds started in China in 1995. By 2009 there were an estimated 50,000 senior playgrounds there. Finland, Japan, Germany, Canada and England have added these to their communities. I love the Community Center and all that it offers. My kids grew up taking classes there. However I would say the majority of opportunites are for the younger set. The one free class of exercise for seniors is 2 days a week from 11 to 12. This does not work for everyone's schedule. A park for seniors would give us the opportunity to go with friends or alone and work out, socialize, laugh and act as young as we feel (until we look in the mirror). I would like to see some of my tax dollars going to my age group too.
KM January 05, 2013 at 04:06 AM
I would liket to see that new building in Vienna, redo of facades, all have consistently. A small town look. Everything looks different and doesn't have the homey feel. I grew up in Vienna and don't like the look of any shopping centers. Driving through Vienna as a stranger to the area, I would not think that Vienna is a nice looking town .
Ron January 05, 2013 at 01:22 PM
For those who joined in the discusiion about bike lanes on Maple Avenue, I suggest you take a look at the new bike lanes on Gallows Road near where Gallows transitions into Old Courthouse Road as your heading toward Tysons Corner. The bike lanes were added recently. they are about 5 feet wide from the curb. Now, just imagine taking 10 feet of Maple Avenue for Bike lanes. There goes one entire lane for auto traffic on an already tight road for traffic!


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