Tysons Comprehensive Plan - Transportation - Expanded bicycle facility network
The Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center envisions a mixed-use urban center with a more traditional downtown feel; a place which is friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians; a place organized around the four new Silver Line Metrorail stations. This vision includes a network of connected on-road and off-road bicycle facilities so residents, employees and visitors can travel comfortably and safely by bicycle to destinations within and around Tysons Corner. The map above is included in the comprehensive plan and shows a conceptual bicycle network in Tysons Corner. However, the existing transportation network in Tysons, with its superblocks, suburban character, and auto-related land uses, makes bicycling a challenge. Despite these conditions, Tysons has significantly more bicycle trips in, around, and through than other areas of the County.
As Tysons redevelops over time, the existing transportation network will be expanded and transformed to contain the complete streets, with expanded bicycle facilities, as described on the " Complete Streets with Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities" page. A Tysons Corner Bicycle Master Plan has been initiated for Tysons Corner and the areas within a 3-mile radius of Tysons. This plan will include detailed recommendations for physical infrastructure (bike paths, bike lanes, bike parking, etc) to support bicycling in Tysons Corner, as well as policies and programs that are needed to encourage residents and visitors to travel by bicycle. Once this plan is complete, bicycle routes in, around and through Tysons will be refined and an updated map will replace the map shown above in the Comprehensive Plan.