Sunday, January 26, 2014

Reston bike share meeting Jan. 29

From the Fairfax County bike program:
Fairfax County Department of Transportation is hosting a Public Open House to examine the feasibility of bringing bikeshare to Reston on Wednesday January 29th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at Lake Anne Elementary School, 11510 North Shore Drive, Reston, Virginia. The Open House will be held in the cafeteria and will include short informational presentations as well as opportunities for the public to provide input to the project.

Background: Fairfax County was recently awarded a TLC (Transportation/Land Use Connections) Grant through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to conduct a feasibility study of bringing bikesharing to Reston. With the Silver Line Metrorail station opening, including expanded and upgraded bus service, as well as future redevelopment; the local transportation network is poised for transformation. This feasibility study will look at how best to integrate bikeshare with transit and the network as well as important trip origins and destinations. The study will also examine how bike sharing can address first and last mile trips and become a cost-effective service for Reston. The study is being conducted with the assistance of the consulting firm Alta Planning + Design.

Purpose of Public Open House: As part of this study, the public is invited to give input to understand interests and concerns and encourage information sharing about the proposed system. The Open House will include information about how the system could work as well as how to decide where best to add new stations. It will also consider user and community issues as well as how to include underserved neighborhoods.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Charlie Strunk, Bicycle Program Coordinator, Fairfax County Department of Transportation at: or (703) 877-5600.

Update: See the WTOP article on the bikeshare public meeting.

Update 2: See the Fairfax Times article on the meeting: Reston explores pilot bikeshare program.

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