Active Transportation Program

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-877-5600
TTY 711

4050 Legato Road, Suite 400

Chris Wells,
Program Manager

ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan

Fairfax County is updating and combining the Bicycle Master Plan and the Countywide Trails Plan into the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan. Active transportation means self-propelled, mostly human-powered travel including walking, biking, rolling (scooter, wheelchair, stroller), hiking, running, and riding for transportation and recreational purposes. The plan will establish a vision and a roadmap for implementation of safe, convenient, and enjoyable streets and trails in Fairfax County. 

Guiding the Future: Developing a Vision and Goals for Active Transportation in Fairfax CountyActive Fairfax Transportation logo

The Active Transportation Plan introduces a framework for advancing active transportation that includes an overarching vision statement, goals, objectives that are rooted in the public feedback received in Spring 2021, previous planning efforts and initiatives, and best practices. The vision statement will be used as a guide to help Fairfax County make decisions that align with its philosophy and declared set of goals. Goals reflect the desired result that Fairfax County and its partners envision, plan, and commit to achieve. 

Public Engagement Update

Public input is critical for the success of the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan development process. Thank you to those who attended one of the 12 virtual community conversations in Spring 2021 as well as the hundreds of respondents who took time to respond to the survey. Previous meetings, presentations and reports are presented below:

Draft Vision/Goals/Objectives Virtual Public Meeting - Sept. 13, 2021: Watch the Recording • View the Presentation
Draft Vision/Goals/Objectives Virtual Public Meeting - Sept. 15, 2021: Watch the Recording • View the Presentation
Read the Spring 2021 Outreach Summary and Report
View Recordings of Spring 2021 Community Conversations

Although the formal comment period and survey are closed, FCDOT continues to welcome feedback to Active Transportations efforts:

For more information about the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan, contact the Active Transportation Team by using the red feedback button at the bottom of this page, sending an email at activefairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov or calling 703-877-5600, TTY 711.

Project Schedule

The project launched in the summer of 2020 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2022. The project has been split into two district phases:

  • Phase One includes the development of a vision statement with supporting goals and objectives as well as a thorough inventory and assessment of previous planning efforts and existing conditions. This phase will also include the development of a Systematic Safety Program Plan.
  • Phase Two includes the development of active transportation network recommendations and facility selection toolkits, coordination with and potential updates to the Comprehensive Plan, and an implementation approach that includes policy, program, and project prioritization strategies.
  • A robust community engagement and awareness effort will be continuous during both phases of the project.

Project Overview

Fairfax County is continuing its efforts to prioritize transportation for all with its launch of the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan. Active transportation is self-propelled, human-powered travel including activities such as walking, biking, rolling (scooter/wheelchair/stroller), hiking, running and riding.

Through collaboration with partners across the region, the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan will:

  • provide an engagement effort that provides a wide variety of outreach tools and activities that aim to ensure all County residents’ mobility concerns, needs, and desires are understood and considered;
  • develop a vision to help shape the future of active transportation in Fairfax County; 
  • consolidate previous active transportation planning efforts into one cohesive document that is easy-to-digest and track performance;
  • encourage livable street design through the development of tools and products that ensures our transportation network connects people to where they live, work, play, learn and take transit; 
  • support access to safe, comfortable and connected active transportation facilities (such as shared-use paths, bike lanes and sidewalks) for people of all ages, incomes and abilities;
  • provide clear direction to improve safety for our most vulnerable transportation users; and
  • begin the planning process to update the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan.

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Resources

The ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan will build off of and combine recommendations from the following documents:

You can also follow the project by:

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