- New Interactive Bike Fairfax Map
- Bike to Work Day - The 2013 Bike to Work Day event is set for Friday, May 17th.
- Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan - The draft Bicycle Master Plan was completed in late 2012. Staff is working with various County departments for review.
- New Bicycle Lockers - Available to rent at Reston Town Center Transit Center. For more information and locker locations, visit the Bike Lockers page.
About the Bike Program
In 2006 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the comprehensive bicycle initiative, a program committed to making Fairfax County bicycle friendly.
Four primary components of this initiative include the following: creating a county bicycle route map, establishing a full-time staff position devoted to bicycle facility coordination, planning, and implementation, examining roads and streets that may accommodate on-road bike lanes with minimal reconstruction and establishing a pilot program for an interconnected bicycling network. Program responsibilities have been assigned to the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.
Today the program has more than doubled the bike facilities within the County, since it was first approved in 2006. As the County continues to develop, the program continues with its commitment to make bicycling in Fairfax County a transportation mode choice.
Some Things We’re Working On
Fairfax County Bicycle Route Map - A top priority of the Board of Supervisors was the creation of a bicycle map showing bike friendly routes connecting all of Fairfax County. The map is on its third edition and was released in 2012.
Fairfax County Guidelines for Bicycle Parking -The draft guidelines are complete and staff is in the process of having the guidelines reviewed, approved and part of the development process. These standards will address such topics as: bicycle parking requirements, rack and locker specifications, equipment choices and placement throughout the County, as well as provide ratios based on County land uses.
Bicycle Improvement Projects - FCDOT is developing a list of projects that will improve bicycle travel within the County. Such projects will include locations within Tysons and all new silver line metro areas, which will become key transit hub points. A list of current proposed bicycle projects can be found the Bicycle Projects Page.
Bicycle Parking Enhancements - FCDOT continues to add new bicycle racks and lockers to our park and ride lots, VRE stations, and County Government buildings. So far, 23 locations have been completed and three additional ones are scheduled for this spring including: Burke VRE Station, Backlick Road VRE Station, Centreville (Stone Road) Park and Ride Lot, and Centreville Library. Our most completed recent project was the addition of new racks at Chantilly Library. If you know of public properties that are in need of better bicycle parking, please contact us at either our email mail box or telephoning (703) 877-5600.
Bike the Sites-Historic Sully-The County was awarded Federal Enhancement Funds to create a family-friendly non-motorized route to Historic sites and buildings located in the Western region of Fairfax County, mostly comprised within the Sully District. The project consists of a bicycle map pinpointing historical locations over an approximate 15 mile bike loop, including wayfinding signage. The County is currently looking to hire a consultant that can provide cartographic and design services to create and print a map. FCDOT is looking to complete the projects in summer 2013
On-Road Bike Lanes - FCDOT to work with Virginia Department of Transportation to identify roadways that can be retrofitted with on-road bike lanes or wide curb lanes to better accommodate bicycles. This will be accomplished by readjusting pavement markings and adding signage, such as Gallows Road, Lewinsville Road and Sully Park Drive. Watch for more in 2013
Did You Know...?
Bicycle Locker Rental Program - Did you know that Fairfax County has available bike lockers and that they can be found at several Park & Ride Lots throughout the County. For more information visit our Bike Lockers page.
Bike and Ride - Did you know that 100% of the Fairfax Connector bus fleet is equipped with front mounted bike racks. 216 of our buses are equipped with racks capable of carrying two bicycles and 72 buses are equipped with the new three bike rack. For more information see our Commute by Bike page.
Bicycle Safety - Did you know that there are bike helmet laws? Did you know that between sunset and sunrise you must have at least one white headlamp visible for at least 500 feet? Know the rules, be safe! For all regulations and laws go to the Bike Safety page for additional information.
Bike Benefit Match Program - Fairfax County will provide employers with financial assistance to implement an employee bike program!
Communications and Outreach - We want to hear from YOU! Questions or comments? We can help! We’ve made it easier by establishing a designated phone line and an e-mail mailbox. Call us at (703) 324-BIKE (2453), TTY: 711, or use our contact form.
FCDOT is also a sponsor and participant of “Bike to Work Day” and participates in bike events around the county.