September 14, 2021
As a long-time bicycle commuter through the City of Fairfax, I appreciate the intentions behind the proposed University Drive Bike Facilities Project. But I fear that the proposal would do little to improve bicycle travel on University Drive, would create new hazards for bicyclists, and would absorb resources best spent elsewhere in the City.
Back in February, I fretted that the draft vision document for George Mason University did not list freedom as one our core institutional characteristics, as one of our values, or as one of our commitments.
Happily, this has been corrected. The latest draft statement of Values proclaims:
We Honor Freedom of Thought and Expression. We protect the freedom of all members of our community to seek truth and express their views.
Mason Vision Working Groups have posted a “draft Vision document” for George Mason University. I offer my comments below.