Taking the Greenway means that there are 5 less lights where motorists have to stop. During peak travel times, the trip from Leesburg to Dulles International Airport can be made in less than 15 minutes.
That means that on average, a commuter can save up to 37 minutes in travel time when commuting to and from work.
Not only does the commuter save time, but with the elimination of at grade intersections, and separation from oncoming traffic, accident rates are lower on the Greenway than those on urban arterial roads, such as Routes 7 and 28.
The lower accident rate, combined with a shorter commute in terms of distance, reduces the exposure of the Greenway users to accidents.
The Dulles Greenway offers a congestion management toll, so a motorist can travel at non-congested hours to save money.
The benefits to the motorist are a lower toll during non- congested hours, and the benefit to the Greenway is the ability to reduce the need for additional capital expenditures to service peak period demand.
Less congestion means everyone benefits, as it will cut down emission of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide as well as reducing fuel consumption.
IN THE COMMUNITY
The Dulles Greenway is very active in Loudoun County and across the region. Since the toll road opened in 1996, the Dulles Greenway has a long-standing commitment to the Loudoun County’s welfare.
The Dulles Greenway’s premier charity event is the yearly “Drive for Charity” that raised $261,652.06 in 2012 and has raised $1,528,462.06 in its seven years.
The Dulles Greenway has given to local charities such as ECHO, March of Dimes, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter to name a few.