Friday, June 5, 2009

Bike lanes proposed on Boone Blvd and Greensboro Dr

As part of the redesign of the Tysons Corner area, Fairfax County is developing street profiles for a future grid of streets. A major part of that grid will be to provide alternatives to driving on Route 7. Boone Blvd runs parallel to Route 7 on the south and Greensboro Dr runs parallel to Route 7 on the north. In the current cross section, bike lanes are proposed for both roads. Since there are no bike facilities on Route 7, it's important that these parallel roads provide good bicycle alternatives.

Fairfax County is soliciting comments on the road designs:
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is accepting public comments on conceptual designs for the extensions of Boone Boulevard and Greensboro Drive. See the presentation from a June 2 meeting on the project's status.
Cyclists should send comments to expressing support for the proposed design:
  1. Bike lanes on Boone and Greensboro will provide safe, convenient bicycle alternatives to riding on Route 7.
  2. The proposed bike lanes are part of an integrated bicycle network for Tysons. They are needed to allow residents and visitors to use bikes for short trips within Tysons.
  3. The bike lanes will help reduce congestion and air pollution and will help create a liveable Tysons.

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once in my life, seriously, some residents somewhere in America are going to demand real bicycle infrastructure...such that they are not squeezed between tons of glass and metal, some of it moving at high speeds in very close proximity, with deafening noise.

will Fairfax advocates be the first?


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