Fairfax County is a place where all residents, businesses, visitors and goods can move efficiently, affordably and safely throughout the county and beyond via our well-designed and maintained network of roads, sidewalks, trails and transit options.
Each priority area includes the following:
Reducing congestion and improving mobility is one of the greatest challenges facing the county’s urbanizing community. County residents desire a variety of transportation and mobility options that are easily accessible, affordable, safe, and promote healthy living and environmental stewardship. The strategies in this section seek to improve the condition and capacity of our current transportation systems while also reducing our reliance on single occupancy vehicles. The strategies also seek to reduce the car-centric approach to building communities and transportation infrastructure. There is a greater focus on active transportation options that include pedestrian and bike friendly facilities connected to mass transit. Finally, there are strategies to continue to improve land use planning that incentivizes transit-oriented developments that support fewer car trips, healthier living and more connected and vibrant communities.
It will be important to monitor the longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on this priority area, including the expansion of telework and its effect on traffic congestion and revenue.
1. How will we implement and maintain a comprehensive multi-modal transportation network that serves all users equitably while adapting to the projected growth within the county and region?
2. How will we better collaborate with businesses, community organizations, government partners and residents to plan and deliver transportation solutions that reduce demand, promote smart growth and serve the region?
3. How will we construct and maintain transportation options that are financially and environmentally sustainable?
4. How will we incorporate advances in technology to create “smart” transportation alternatives that adapt to changing needs and are accessible to all users?
5. How will we maintain a safe and secure transportation system, reduce the risk of travel-related injuries, and lower the risk of spreading infectious illnesses on public transit?
6. How will we leverage our land use regulations and economic development strategies to improve connectivity and efficiency within our transportation network?
7. How will we monitor and anticipate future trends, including the continued expansion of telework, on traffic congestion, public transit, and reduced revenue?
1. Multi-Modal Transportation Efficiency
2. Infrastructure Condition, Sustainability and Environmental Impact
3. Traveler Safety
4. Accessibility, Affordability and Equity
Indicator: Multi-Modal Transportation Efficiency
• % of residents with a commute of 30 minutes or less
• % of trips in a single-occupancy vehicle
• % of commuters using non-auto travel mode options (e.g., transit, bike, walk)
• # of cars on the road daily per lane mile
• # of vehicle miles traveled per capita
• % of county residents and in-county workers who rate the amount of congestion as good/improving
• % of county residents and county-based employees who work compressed schedules or telework at least 20% of their work week
• % of residents who live within a half-mile of a viable, non-car transportation option transit stop or bike trail
• % of residents who feel they have effective connectedness to community hubs and multi-modal transportation
• # of mode transfers per public transit commuter
• # of smart city initiatives (e.g., autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, smart signalization) incorporated in the county
Indicator: Infrastructure Condition, Sustainability and Environmental Impact
• # of new sidewalk miles with a width of at least 5 feet
• % of road lane miles with a condition of “good” or better
• # of road miles that meet "Complete Street" program criteria
Indicator: Traveler Safety
• # of traffic-related fatalities and injuries by mode per capita
• Crime rate in public transportation facilities
• % of bus stops with a shelter
• % of intersections with adequately marked and/or signaled pedestrian crossings
• # of streets with safe speeds for pedestrian and bicycle travel through implementation of traffic calming techniques, road diets, enforcement, etc.
• % of households living in neighborhoods with walkability scores and bikeability scores above 50 out of 100
• % of children who live close enough to walk or bike to school safely
• % of residents who feel safe while driving, riding, walking or biking within Fairfax County
Indicator: Accessibility, Affordability and Equity
• % of households that spend more than 15% of household income on transportation
• % of residents who feel transit is affordable to them
• % of workers based in Fairfax County who work for employers that provide a transit subsidy
Encourage Sustainable Multi-Modal Transportation
Improve and Modernize Transportation Infrastructure
Improve Traveler Safety
Enhance Accessibility and Equity
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