Monday, March 2, 2015

Tysons bike projects announced - Learn more March 16

Fairfax County recently announced that several major roads in Tysons could soon have bike facilities as part of the summer repaving schedule. An information meeting is planned on Monday, March 16 at Westbriar Elementary School from 7-9 p.m. These are the proposed new bike facilities:
  • Greensboro Drive - Road Diet from Spring Hill Rd to Solutions Drive
  • Tyco Road - Road Diet from Route 7 to Spring Hill Rd
  • Westbranch Drive - Road Diet from Westpark Dr to Jones Branch Drive
  • Jones Branch Drive - Climbing lane from International Drive to Westpark Dr
  • Spring Hill Road - Combination of bike lanes/sharrows using lane diets.
  • Westwood Center Drive - Sharrows
Now that four Metro stations are located in Tysons, many more people will want to bike to and from the stations. It's imperative that better routes be developed leading to those stations. The proposed routes are especially important for providing safe, convenient bike access to the Spring Hill station. We've also noticed that where bike lanes are plowed in the winter, they provide access to pedestrians, many of whom are forced into the street since most sidewalks and trails are not plowed.

If you work or bike in Tysons, please consider attending this meeting to support these important projects. Check the Fairfax Bike Pages for details in the coming days.

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