Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FABB members in the news

Hunter McCleary and I were featured in a Fairfax Times article about Bike to Work Day and bicycling in Fairfax County:
McCleary and Wright, both active members of Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, want Fairfax County to invest in developing a countywide bike master plan, equivalent to county plans for future road needs.

"Every success story around the country has been preceded by a bike plan," McCleary said.

The group also would like to see increased requirements or incentives for office buildings to include bike parking and shower facilities to accommodate bicycle commuters, similar to Arlington County.

However, major new investments might be on hold for the time being, as county supervisors eliminated $213,641 in funding for the bike program -- most of the agency's operating budget -- when they approved the fiscal 2011 budget.

"Somehow Arlington was able to find $1 million a year for their bike program," Wright said. "If [Fairfax County supervisors] really think it's a viable form of transportation, they would find the money to fund it."
Update: The Post carried the same article in today's Local Living Section, Bike to Work Day builds interest in alternative to cars.

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Very good article, and on the FRONT PAGE as well.

Good work guys!
Thank you for representing transportation cycling, folks. W&OD is the I-66 for bikers! Brilliant!

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