Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Faces of Fairfax - Ling Dao
Ling Dao paused briefly at the Tysons pitstop on Bike to Work Day to speak to FABB. He told us that regularly bikes to work in Tysons but that he also rides because it “makes me feel good.” Apparently a confident biker, he is relatively satisfied with biking conditions in the county.
FABB recognizes that there are experienced and confident cyclists who will ride regardless of conditions. But these riders seldom account for more than a small percentage of all of the potential people who might commute by bike or use bikes for short trips. The key factor is safety. When people think they can ride safely on dedicated bicycling infrastructure, they will do so. This is why FABB continues to advocate for more infrastructure, especially dedicated bike lanes, and is looking to build even greater popular support for the inclusion of bicycle infrastructure and education in Fairfax County’s future transportation plans.