Bike Fairfax Wikimapping Project
Map Your Route Now!
Go to http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/FairfaxCounty.html to get started. (Map opens in a new window)
- Register with your e-mail address before getting started and then click on "My Route To Metro" and select "Bicycle Route".
- Once you select "Bicycle Route", a window appears on the right of your screen. You can choose whether or not you want the route to snap (it will automatically attempt to put your route line on the closest road/trail). Before starting to map your route, select the "bicycling" option in this same window. If your route shows up differently than you wanted, you can click "undo" in this box and it will take you back one step.
- Zoom into the location near the starting point of your location and click the map to get started. From there you will click your route to the transit stations you regularly bike to. If your route shows up different than you wanted, you can click "undo" in the window on the right of your screen and it will take you back one step.
- When you reach the Metro or VRE station that is your destination, double click the last point and a brief survey will appear to provide us with more information about your commute and how it can be improved!
- There is another option available for you to tell us where problem spots are on your trip, whether it is bad trail quality, a sidewalk ending, or a difficult intersection to navigate. Similar to clicking on "My Route to Metro" there is an option labeled "Problem Locations." Once you click that option, you then need to select "Spot Improvement Needed."
- Zoom into the location where you've identified an issue and click the map to mark the problem area. Again, a brief survey appears where you can provide more details about the issue.
Please e-mail the Bicycle Program if you encounter any problems.
Thanks for helping us improve bicycling conditions in Fairfax County and we look forward to seeing you on your bike!
Help Us Improve Your Bike Ride to Metro and VRE Stations
The Board of Supervisors adopted Fairfax County's first ever Bicycle Master Plan Plan on October 28, 2014. The Bicycle Master Plan lays out the long term vision for adding bicycle facilties throughout Fairfax County.The Bike Fairfax Wikimapping Project provides commuters and leisure bicyclist the opportunity to help prioritize future bicycle improvement projects. Specifically, we are reaching out to bicyclist to show us what routes are being used to get to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stations in Fairfax County today. This information will help guide the decision making process on future bicycle infrastructure improvements including wayfinding signage and bike lanes.
The interactive map is open to the public to post their routes and provide feedback until June 30, 2015.
What is a Wikimap?
A wikimap is a web-based crowdsourcing tool that allows the public to provide information in a collaborative manner. This tool allows the public to provide geographical data on a map that can then be analyzed. This specific project aims to collect data on what routes people are using to bicycle to Metro and VRE stations. In addition to showing us the route you take to get to Metro or VRE stations, there is a brief survey that allows you to tell us more details about your commute and how it can be improved.