Friday, February 6, 2015
Meeting on Amherst Ave/Backlick Rd bike project on Tues. Feb. 10
This project is included in the Northern Virginia Regional Bikeway and Trail Network Study conducted by VDOT in 2003. See page 64 for details. From the report:
The Amherst Avenue/Backlick Road one-way pair provides important access to commercial areas in the Springfield activity cluster near the intersection of interstates 95, 395, and 495. This pair connects the adjacent neighborhoods with shopping areas and job centers such as the Shirley Industrial Park and Springfield Plaza.Cyclists in the Springfield, Franconia, West Springfield, and Annandale areas are encouraged to attend the meeting and support this project.
VDOT recently convened a group to review the NoVa Bikeway study to determine which projects have been completed and how to move other projects forward. We'll write more about that effort in the near future.