Transportation Advisory Commission Presents 2009 Transportation Achievement Award


June 22, 2010
OPA 117/10

News Highlights

  • Charlie Strunk, bicycle coordinator, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, honored.
  • Award presented at Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting June 22.
  • Award recognizes exceptional performance that advances the objectives of the county transportation plan.

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Charlie Strunk
Charlie Strunk

Board of Supervisors Award Presentatop to Charlie Strunk and the TAC
Board of Supervisors Award Presentation to Charlie Strunk and the TAC

Bike Racks at Burke Centre VRE
Bike racks at the Burke Centre VRE Parking Garage, some of the 150 new racks to be installed countywide

Wolftrap Road Bike/Pedestrian Bridge
Wolftrap Road bike/pedestrian bridge  

The Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) presented its 2009 Transportation Achievement Award to Charlie Strunk during today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.Strunk is the bicycle coordinator for the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.

He was selected based on his efforts planning facilities to allow “non-motorized” or bicycle transportation options. In 2009, Strunk managed the following projects:

  • Creating 10 new miles of bike lanes on Gallows Road, Westmoreland Street, Lawyers Road and other streets.
  • Completing the bicycle and pedestrian bridge on Wolftrap Road near Joyce Kilmer Middle School, providing non-motorized access between Tysons Corner and the town of Vienna.
  • Purchasing 150 new bike racks for locations across the county.
  • Securing a $104,000 federal grant to create the Sully District Historic Sites Bike Map, a guide to family-friendly bike routes that highlight Civil War and historic sites in western Fairfax County.
  • Winning a Virginia Department of Health grant to buy and give away 200 bike helmets to children.

Since 2006, Strunk has served as the county’s first bicycle coordinator; he oversees efforts to incorporate bicycle facilities as part of the county’s transportation infrastructure. As a result of the bicycle program, Fairfax County offers:

  • Bike racks on the front of all Fairfax Connector buses
  • Bike storage lockers at the county’s Herndon-Monroe and Reston East park-and-ride lots.
  • Bike map with on- and off-road routes across the county.

For more information about the award or TAC, contact Bob Owolabi, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, 703-877-5662, TTY 711.

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