Fairfax County Bicycle Program

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  • Upcoming Meetings on Proposed Bicycle Projects:
    • April 8, 2015. Kingstowne Village Parkway from Beulah Street to Hayfield Street. A second public meeting will be held from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm at the Thompson Center at 6090 Kingstowne Village Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22315. This meeting will include the original presentation as well as additional information to answer questions raised by the community during the first meeting.
  • Completed Meetings on Proposed Bicycle Projects:
    • February 18, 2015. Kingstowne Village Parkway from Beulah Street to Hayfield Street. The meeting took place at Kingstowne's Thomas Center at 6090 Kingstowne Village Parkway, Alexandria. Please see the below presentation for information that was discussed: An additional public meeting will be held on April 8, 2015 at the same locationg

      • February 26, 2015. Shipplet Boulevard from Burke Lake Road to Old Keene Mill Road AND Burke Road from Burke Lake Road to Rolling Road . The meeting will be held at at the West Springfield Community Center, Community Room located at 6140 Rolling Road to discuss adding bike lanes. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:

      • March 16, 2015. 7:00-9:00 PM. Tysons: Multiple streets and bicycle facilities There are multiple proposals to improve safety for people who drive, bike, and walk in Tysons. The meeting is being held in the cafeteria at Westbriar Elementary School, 1741 Pine Valley Dr, Vienna, VA 22182. The following list represents the proposals that will be discussed:
        1. Greensboro Drive: Road Diet from Spring Hill Road to Solutions Drive
        2. Tyco Road: Road Diet from Route 7 to Spring Hill Drive
        3. Westbranch Drive: Road Diet from Westpark Drive to Jones Branch Drive
        4. Spring Hill Road: Combination of bike lanes and sharrows from Route 7 to International Drive
        5. Jones Branch Drive: Climbing lane from International Drive to Westpark Drive
        6. Westwood Center Drive: Sharrows from Route 7 to the end of the Road
        7. Park Run Drive: Climbing lane from Jones Branch Drive to Westpark Drive
        8. Westpark Drive: Climbing Lane from Galleria Drive to International Drive
      • March 23, 2015. 7:00-8:30 PM. Mount Vernon District: Multiple streets and bicycle facilities. There are multiple proposals to improve the transportation environment for people who drive, bike, and walk in the Mount Vernnon District. The meeting is being held at the Mount Vernon Government Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306. The following list represents the proposals that will be discussed:
        1. Fordson Road: Sharrows from Sherwood Hall Lane to Route 1
        2. Quander Road: Lane diet and bike lanes from Route 1 to Quander Elementary School
        3. Hinson Farm Road: Lane diet and bike lanes from Parkers Lane to Holland Road
        4. Parkers Lane/Collingwood Rd: Lane diet and bike lanes from Sherwood Hall Lane to Candlewood Drive
        5. Beacon Hill Road/Belle View Boulevard: Combination of bike lanes and sharrows from Route 1 to Fort Hunt Road
      • March 25, 2015. Mason District: Annanndale Road and Evergreen Lane Each of these two projects proposes to reduce the existing travel lane width, and repurpose the extra space for bike lanes. No travel lanes will be removed. The meeting is being held at George Mason Regional Library 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003. The meeting scheduled fro 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Additional Recently Completed Projects

  • Reston Bike Share Feasibility Study - The study was completed in June 2014 and recommended that Fairfax County move forward to bring bike sharing to Reston.
  • Wiehle-Reston East Station Bike Room - Don't miss out, sign up to be a member for this new secure Facility.
  • View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Wiehle Bike Room.
  • New Bike Fairfax Phone App- On the Go? Learn how to download Bike Fairfax on your smart phone.
  • 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 the Burke and Backlick Road VRE Stations. 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.

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 first countywide bicycle route map was released on May 16th, 2008. More information and downloadable versions of the map are available on the bike map page.

Bike and Ride- We want to make it easier to get around Fairfax, so we initiated “Bike and Ride”. On October 15, 2007, 100% of our Fairfax Connector bus fleet was equipped with front mounted bike racks, each capable of carrying two bicycles.  For more information see our bicycle commuting page.

On-Road Bike Lanes- FCDOT is working with the 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. Some of the routes under consideration are: Gallows Road, Westmoreland Street, Fort Hunt Road, Backlick Road/Amherst Avenue, Glade Drive, Jones Branch Drive, Sleepy Hollow Road, Braddock Road, and Hunter Village Drive. Currently there are over 30 roadway segments across the county identified to accommodate bicyclists.

Bicycle Locker Rental Program- Ten lockers are located at Reston South Park and Ride lot, ten are available at the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride lot and 20 lockers are available at Sunset Hills Park and Ride lot. For more information visit our Bike Lockers page.

Communications and Outreach-  With our new bicycle program underway, we thought it would be nice to hear from our users. We’ve made it easier by establishing a designated phone line and an e-mail mailbox. Call us at (703) 324-BIKE (2453) or use our contact form.  FCDOT is also a sponsor and participant of “Bike to Work Day” and will be participating bike events around the county.

Transportation Demand Management and Bicycles- We have begun looking at how bicycles fit in to the development process. In the coming months, staff will be developing bicycle standards for the development community. These standards will address things such as: bicycle parking requirements, rack and locker specifications, bicycle sharing, and other programs designed to make bicycling a mode choice.

Bicycle Safety and Helmets- This year, FCDOT teamed up with the Virginia Department of Health to distribute bicycle helmets to children who can not afford helmets. More information is available on the Bike Safety page.  

Bicycle Improvement Projects-  FCDOT is developing a list of projects that will improve bicycle travel and securing funding to see these projects through to construction. Watch for more news on this effort.

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