Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fairfax Board approves bike projects for 2014 Transportation Bond

At their meeting today the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a list of projects to be included on the Transportation Bond referendum to be held this Fall. The Board is asking residents to approve $100 million in projects of which $6.5 million is for bike projects. The county plans to spend approximately $1.4 billion in transportation projects over the next six years. The bike funding is approximately 0.46% of $1.4 billion. See page 131 of the Board Package for the complete list of the bond projects

We're encouraged that the bike projects are now broken out and not lumped together with the $77.6 million in pedestrian projects. We're disappointed that more bike projects aren't included in the bond given the need. None of the bigger ticket items that are on a larger list of $200 million in bike/ped projects are on the list such as the Mt Vernon Memorial Hwy trail improvements, Old Keene Mill Road bike shoulders, Route 236 Corridor bike improvements, and Scotts Run Stream Valley Trail.

Below is the list of bike projects extracted from the list presented to the Board today. Once this list is posted on the county site we'll provide a link:

Wakefield Chapel Rd Walkway/Bike LanesBraddock
Lake Braddock Drive Road DietBraddock
Burke VRE Connector Ph. IVBraddock
Cross County Trail UpgradesBraddock
Burke Road Bike LanesSpringfield
West Ox Road TrailSully
Route 50 TrailSully
Elm St/Dolley Madison Blvd Improved Pedestrian and Bicycle CrossingDranesville
Franconia‐Springfield Metrorail Station/VRE Enhanced Bicycle ParkingLee
Government Center Area Bicycle Demonstration ProjectBraddock
INOVA Center Medical Education CampusLee
Vienna Metrorail Station Area Bicycle Connectivity ImprovementsProvidence
Westmoreland Street On‐Road Bike LanesDranesville
Westmoreland Street/Rosemont DriveDranesville



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