Upcoming Public Meetings for Bike Lanes in Fairfax County

Buffered bike lanes in Seattle, WA. Source: NACTO

On the heels of its recently passed Bike Master Plan, Fairfax County Department of Transportation is holding two public meetings for bike lane projects. The two meetings are your chance to give input and express support for these projects. Amherst Avenue/Backlick Road Buffered Bike Lanes Fairfax County DOT is proposing a lane diet on Amherst Avenue from Cumberland Avenue to Highland Street. A road diet would create space for a buffered bike lane for 1/2 mile. On Backlick Road, public space is constrained. The County is proposing either bike lanes or a neighborhood street route alternative. Attending the public meeting is an opportunity to support full bike lanes on Backlick Road. See the area on Google Maps here. Meeting Details February 10th, 2015, 7:00 pm Lynbrook Elementary School, Cafeteria 5801 Backlick Road Springfield, VA 22150. Kingstowne Village Parkway Bike Lanes The County is proposing a road diet with bike lanes on Kingstown Village Parkway from Beulah Street to Hayfield Street. See the area on Google Maps here. Meeting Details February 18th, 2015, 7:00 PM Kingstowne’s Thomas Center 6090 Kingstowne Village Parkway Alexandria, VA 22315.