Active Transportation Program

Fairfax County, Virginia

WHAT WE DO

FCDOT’s Active Transportation Program works in coordination with other county and state agencies to improve transportation infrastructure such as bike lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks and trails to encourage safe and efficient walking, biking, scooting and other active ways that people move around Fairfax County.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Our office is open 8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

4050 Legato Road, Suite 400
Michael Guarino,
Capital Projects Section Chief

Active Transportation Programs

Active Transportation Resources

For Bicyclists

For Pedestrians and Hikers

Safety

Maintenance Requests

Maintenance Requests - Streets, On-Street Bike Lanes, Crosswalks and Traffic Signals Who maintains the streets in Fairfax County?

Potholes; traffic signals and signs; trees/branches; roadside ditches, curbs and gutters; traffic signals; and snow removal

The Virginia Department of Transportation (1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623); TTY 711) maintains the thousands of miles of public streets in the county (interstate, primary, secondary, and residential)

A few miles of public roadway are maintained by the county under the Fairfax County Road Maintenance and Improvement Program: 703-324-5800, TTY 711.

On public streets that border Fairfax County, streets and traffic signal maintenance may be provided by Arlington County or the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.

In the Towns of Herndon, Vienna and Clifton, maintenance may be provided by the Town.

There are also many private streets maintained by businesses, apartment/condominium complexes, homeowner associations or residents.

Maintenance Requests - Street Lights Who maintains street lights in the County?
Report a Streetlight Outage or call
703-324-5111 TTY 711
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Maintenance Requests - Street Signs Who maintains street signs in the County?

Step 1: Use the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) interactive map to determine who maintains the street, street sign, sidewalk, trail or traffic signal in question.

Step 2: See the DPWES Request Walkway Maintenance page for local, school, state and national contact information.

Directional traffic signs (stop, yield, speed limit, etc.) are maintained by VDOT, who also issues permits for signs in state right-of-way.

The County Sign Shop maintains public street name signs, but pipestem driveway signs are the responsibility of the property owner(s) on the pipestem.

On public streets that border Fairfax County, street sign maintenance may be provided by Arlington County or Alexandria City.

FCDOT maintains bicycle wayfinding, yield to pedestrians in crosswalk, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons and residential permit parking signage.

Maintenance Requests - Sidewalks, Trails and Trees Who maintains the sidewalks and trails in the County?

Step 1: Use the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) interactive map to determine who maintains the street, street sign, sidewalk, trail or traffic signal in question.

Step 2: See the DPWES Request Walkway Maintenance page for local, school, state and national contact information.

Most sidewalks in the right-of-way along public streets are maintained by the state or the county.

Sidewalks along private roads are property owner or homeowner association responsibility.

Trails (asphalt, stone dust, wood chip, or natural surface) fall under many different authorities including the state, the county, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Park Authority, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and homeowner associations. 

Submit a ticket for a maintenance request to VDOT at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/ or call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623); TTY 711. For other maintenance requests, please visit the DPWES Request Walkway Maintenance page for more information.

Request a new sidewalk or trail

Projects, Studies and Plans

Fairfax Virtual Assistant