Active Transportation Program

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-877-5600
TTY 711

4050 Legato Road, Suite 400

Chris Wells,
Program Manager

ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan

Bring Your Ideas and Experiences to ActiveFairfax Transportation Community Conversations

Fairfax County Department of Transportation will hold virtual community conversations on the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan. Learn about the plan and tell us how you travel and access destinations. Big and small ideas alike are welcome!

Your Voice Matters! Survey and Feedback Period Now Open

Your input is critical for the success of the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan development process. There are three things you can do today to get started: ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan Logo

  1. Take the survey: Help us understand how you currently use active transportation - for fun or to get to a destination – and share your ideas on the future of active transportation in Fairfax County.
  2. Map your ideas: Add information into two interactive maps  on walking and biking destinations, barriers to active travel, and missing links in the active transportation network.
  3. Share your thoughts: We'd love to hear from you! Send the Active Transportation Team an email at activefairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov or call them at 877-5600, TTY 711, to share your ideas or to ask questions.

A series of community meetings and engagement opportunities will be scheduled, so be sure to keep checking back here for more information and project updates.

Ready to share your thoughts? Click here to take the survey!

To watch a video to learn how to complete the survey and maps click here
 

 

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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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