Monday, July 28, 2014

Meeting tonight to discuss bike lanes on Ridge Top Road

We just learned about a public meeting tonight, July 28, on a proposal to create bike lanes on Ridge Top Road. The meeting starts at 7:30pm at Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2-3. Ridge Top Road extends parallel to Waples Mill Rd from Random Hills Rd to Route 29/Lee Hwy. We encourage cyclists to attend the meeting to support this project that will help reduce speeding, add on-street parking, and add bike lanes.

Ridge Top Road
Image from Google Maps Street view
Below is more information about the meeting:

TONIGHT: Ridge Top Road
Community Meeting
VDOT and Fairfax County Supervisor Cook have heard concerns from the community surrounding Ridge Top Road: there is not enough on-street parking, there is too much speeding, and the road is not bicycle friendly. VDOT is considering ways to change the pavement markings to address these concerns and we want the community's input before taking any action.

There will be an open informational meeting for anyone interested in learning about the plans for a road diet and lane restriping along Ridge Top Road.

Ridge Top Road Meeting
Date: Monday, July 28
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Government Center on Government Center Parkway (Conference Rooms 2-3)

Representatives from VDOT and Fairfax County DOT will be there to talk about the project and to explain how this will affect traffic patterns in the area. 

In particular, Ridge Top is currently marked with two lanes in each direction, but the amount of traffic is so low that it would fit in one lane. Taking a travel lane away in each direction would help slow traffic and make room for on-street parking and bicycle lanes. Public input is essential, so please let us know your views.
Please note that:
  • Government Center Parkway intersection would remain all-way STOP.
  • Turning lanes would remain.
  • If supported by the community, changes could be implemented during the 2014 construction season.
If you have any questions, please call Ann Sharp at Supervisor Cook's offices, 703-425-9300.

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