Monday, May 4, 2015

Comment on proposed Fairfax Center plan changes

Between now and May 22, 2015, Fairfax cyclists have an opportunity to recommend changes for better bicycle access to the Fairfax Center Area as part of proposed changes to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan. More info is at The Fairfax Center area is just west of Fairfax City generally between Route 50 in the north and Route 29 in the south.

Your recommendations may be considered by county staff,  reviewed by a planning task force, considered at a public hearing, and approved by the Board of Supervisors. A long process, but it's the way important changes are made in the county.

Cyclists are needed to review the recently approved Bicycle Master Plan Route Map to ensure that it is properly referenced in the plan being considered. The proposed plan includes information about a future rail station at Fair Oaks Mall, community design standards, and planned improvements in the City of Fairfax. The Bicycle Master Plan is referenced but we think more specific bike information should be included in the Center plan. Maybe you have a solution to improving bicycle access to Fair Oaks Mall and the County Government Center from surrounding neighborhoods and Fairfax City, which is only 1.5 miles away.

Also, we are concerned that previously approved applications appear not to have included basic bicycle accommodations, according to the table on page 57 of the Fairfax Center Area Study Staff Report. Bicycle parking facilities were either not included or were not considered essential in commercial and residential developments, and no bicycle support facilities were included.

In a few weeks more information will be available concerning a parallel bicycle trail along I-66 as it will have a profound impact to the Fairfax Center community.

FABB is inviting interested advocates that are familiar with the planning area to review and comment on the planning document under review. Advocates are welcome to send their comments directly to the county but are asked to also send a copy to FABB at

Thanks to Howard Albers of FABB for providing the above information.

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