Friday, February 20, 2015

February 26 meeting on proposed bike facilities in Burke - Update

Fairfax County is holding a meeting on proposed bike facilities on Shiplett Boulevard and Burke Road on Thursday, February 26. This meeting is one of a series of meetings on planned bike projects to be implemented as part of the summer repaving schedule.

Bike lanes are being proposed on Shiplett Boulevard from Burke Lake Road to Old Keene Mill Road AND on Burke Road from Burke Lake Road to Rolling Road by reducing roadway lane width, known as a "lane diet." No roadway widening is anticipated.

The meeting will be held on February 26 at the West Springfield Community Center, Community Room located at 6140 Rolling Road. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. 

Cyclists are encouraged to attend to support these projects. While there should be little or no opposition, it helps to have cyclists present to voice their support. Please consider attending. See an earlier FABB blog posting about funded projects.

On a related note, see an earlier presentation on the proposed road diet on Kingstowne Village Parkway.

Update: The Liberty Bell Trail is scheduled to be completed this year and would connect to bike lanes on Burke Road, providing another incentive for more people to use bikes to get to the VRE station and for other short trips. See an earlier FABB blog entry about the Liberty Bell Trail.

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