Wednesday, October 29, 2014

News about the adoption of the Fairfax County Bike Plan

Several outlets covered the Board adoption of the bike plan:
Photo: WABA
Fairfax, hub of traffic, adopts master plan for bikes from the Washington Post: "Fairfax County is moving to make cycling a bigger part of its landscape, with a master plan that would allow for more than 1,000 miles of new cycling routes over the next 30 years. The plan, which would quadruple the mileage of existing bike paths and lanes, was unanimously approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night. It is part of the county’s effort to redefine a jurisdiction long known as a hub for traffic congestion."

Fairfax County Bike Master Plan Passes Unanimously! from WABA.  Thanks to Greg Billing, WABA's Advocacy Coordinator, for testifying in support of the bike plan at the public hearing: "Building a bike-friendly community starts with a plan and strong commitment from elected officials. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors made a important endorsement of bicycling for recreation and transportation. Chairman Sharon Bulova said, 'bicycling is not only for recreation, but for transportation' citing the full bike racks at the new County bike parking facility at the Wiehle Ave Metro Station."

Fairfax County Adopts its First Bicycle Master Plan, the Fairfax County News Release: "These new facilities will take the next 10 to 30 years to install or complete. However, many on-road lanes can be created just by reconfiguring existing road markings. In fact, almost all of the county’s existing on-road bike lanes were installed at no cost through the Virginia Department of Transportation’s annual repaving program."

Bike Lanes May Soon Get A Boost In Fairfax County from WAMU, which contains two quotes; from one of the 17 people who signed up to speak in support of the plan, and from a person who wandered into the meeting, didn't sign up to speak, and wasn't shy in saying he hadn't read the plan.
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