Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meeting tonight in Reston on Silver Line service

WMATA is holding a series of public meetings to discuss "service improvements to bus and rail coming along with the new Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston.  We will be on-hand to discuss what the new service means to you, including changes to the Orange and Blue Lines, and local buses."

Tonight's meeting is in Reston, at the Hunters Woods Community Center from 5-8pm. This meeting conflicts with the VDOT public hearing on I-66 outside the beltway, so we hope cyclists are able to attend both meetings. We'll be at this Reston meeting to be available to discuss bicycle access to the new Wiehle Ave station.

The station will have 240 secure bike parking spaces in the new Reston Station development parking garage on the north side. There will also be 20 bike parking spaces on the south side. Bicycling to and from the station is by far the best option for those traveling short distances. Bike access needs to be improved but there are ways to bike to the station.

RCC Hunters Woods bike parking
The Wiehle Ave/Sunset Hills intersection is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists and needs some safety measures, including narrowing the curb radii and widening the narrow sidewalk that connects the multi-use trail to the intersection.

Thursday, March 14, 5-8p
Reston Community Center Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191
(Fairfax Connector: RIBS 1/3, RIBS 2 & Route 551)

Consider biking to the meeting. The community center recently installed better bike parking. As you can see from the photo on the right, when the racks are used as intended, bikes overlap. We've asked RCC management to move the racks 90 degrees.

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