Monday, March 12, 2018

Meeting on Major Bike Infrastructure Additions For Hunter Mill District

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) repaving and restriping meeting for the Hunter Mill District will be on Monday, March 19, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the Terraset Elementary School cafeteria at 11411 Ridge Heights Road in Reston. Proposed striping changes in the district include adding bicycle infrastructure on multiple roads as well as road redesigns of Bluemont Drive, Fountain Drive and South Lakes Drive. 

Among the changes FCDOT and VDOT are proposing for North Reston, there will be bike lanes added to Bennington Woods Drive, Temporary Road, Explorer Street; buffered bike lanes on Bluemont Drive, Bracknell Road, Bennington Woods Road, Fountain Drive and Walnut Branch Road; and a northbound bike lane and southbound shared lane markings (sharrows) on North Short Drive and Bowman Town Drive. 

For South Reston, FCDOT and VDOT have proposed extending the existing bike lanes on Lawyers Road west to Reston Parkway and east to Hunter Mill Road with a buffer between the bike lanes and travel lanes where space allows. The county and state transportation planners also are are proposing to upgrade existing lanes to or add new buffered bike lanes to Pinecrest Road, Soapstone Drive,  and South Lakes Drive. Finally, bike lanes also will be added to Ridge Heights Road and Braeburn Drive.

This is a tremendous amount of new bike infrastructure and FABB encourages local bicyclists and other residents interested in improving transportation options and increases safety for everyone to attend this meeting.  We can’t miss out on this opportunity to show strong support for the county’s and state’s efforts to make bicycling better. Your ideas also will be of great value to the VDOT and FCDOT planners for future restriping opportunities. If you can’t attend, you can still provide comments through April 6, 2018 here.

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