Gallows Road Bike Lanes


Fairfax County and VDOT to add bike lanes on Gallows Road

Riders using bike lanes

  • Adding on-road bicycle facilities to Gallows Road is a part of Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Bicycle Initiative.
  • On-road bike facilities will be on Gallows Road from Cottage Street north to Old Courthouse Road.
  • Facilities will fit within the existing roadway by reducing the lane and median widths and readjusting the pavement markings.
  • Two types of bicycle facilities will be created:
    • 4-foot designated bike lane including signage and in-pavement markings
    • 14-foot wide outside travel lane including signage.
  • No additional right of way will be required to complete this project.
  • This section of Gallows Road is a critical link in the County’s proposed bicycle network.
  • It connects Dunn Loring Metro Station with the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail and Tysons Corner.
  • It was incorporated into the County’s Comprehensive Trails Plan in 2002.
  • It is part of a larger project to extend bicycle lanes south to the Annandale/Springfield area.
  • Funding for this project was approved by the voters of Fairfax County as a part of the 2007 bond referendum
  • The existing parallel asphalt trail and concrete sidewalk along Gallows Road will remain. These off-road facilities provide access for:
    • Walkers
    • Casual bike riders
      • Young riders
      • Families
      • Recreational riders
  • On-road bike lanes and wide curb lane will provide a safer area for more advanced riders who are comfortable riding with vehicular traffic.

Plans

Timeline

Bike Fairfax LogoPhase 1

  • Between Cottage Street and Idylwood Drive
  • To be completed this summer as part of the VDOT repaving schedule

Phase 2

  • From Idylwood Drive to Old Courthouse Road
  • Projected to be constructed by 2013

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