Fairfax County has two bike-relevant meetings on Thursday

A chance for a new bike-ped bridge:

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a community meeting to discuss proposed bicycle and pedestrian crossings on the Fairfax County Parkway Trail at the Dulles Toll Road Ramp on Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the cafeteria of Dogwood Elementary School, 12300 Glade Drive, Reston. Two options that are under consideration include at-grade intersection improvements and a pedestrian-bicycle bridge. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/pkwytrail-dullestollrd.htm

More bike lanes!

Fairfax County will hold a public meeting on September 14, 2017, to solicit comments on the proposed FY 2019 Transportation Alternatives Projects. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22033. At the meeting, county staff will make a presentation about the program, followed by a question-and-answer session. More details here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/news/2017/17_004.htm  

Everyone loves a public meeting!

maps and yarn How would you like to spend an hour or two:
  • Meeting your neighbors?
  • Making the place you live better for biking?
  • Meeting the planners and engineers who make decisions about our roads and trails?
Sound good? Great! Here a few Public Meetings happening this month that you might find interesting: DC Crosstown Study Meeting September 13 Columbia Heights Educational Campus Bike lanes from Brookland to Columbia Heights! DDOT will present its recommendations. Let’s make sure they’re good. Details Long Bridge Study Meeting September 14 L’Enfant Plaza Club Room DC is studying a new rail bridge across the Potomac. Bike facilities are a possible part of this project. Details ANC 1B Transportation Review Committee September 15th, 7pm Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street NW DDOT will present designs to the committee for bike lanes along 4th St NW near Howard University and 14th St NW between Florida Ave and Columbia Rd. Cleveland Park Streetscaping Meeting September 15 Cleveland Park Library The goal of this project is to address the recurring flooding problem near the Cleveland Park Metro Station, improve pedestrian safety, access and visibility at all intersections, and upgrade public amenities (curb ramps, adding bike racks, benches and tree boxes). DDOT will present design concepts and gather comments from the community at the meeting. Details Quincy Street Protected Bike Lane Update September 19 Washington & Lee High School, Arlington Thanks to our Arlington Action Committee’s Bike Friendly Ballston campaign, Arlington County planners will give an update on plans and explain some of the complications of upgrading N Quincy Street’s bike lanes in Ballston. If you’ve been curious about this campaign, this is the meeting for you. Details Downtown West Transportation Study Meeting September 28 MLK Library On the agenda: westward extension of the Pennsylvania Ave protected bike lanes and other improvements. Good stuff! Details

Attend a MoveDC Ideas That Build Workshop in Your Neighborhood

moveDC logo_RedAre you a D.C. resident? Do you have thoughts on how you’d like to get around the city over the next twenty years? It’s critical that you get involved with MoveDC, the District Department of Transportation’s long-range planning process for transportation in D.C. MoveDC kicked off with an “Idea Exchange” in early February. Attendees were asked to identify their priorities for transportation, map their routes, and share their desires for D.C.’s transportation future. The MoveDC process will continue with a series of public meetings in wards 3, 6, 7, and 8. We encourage you to attend the meetings, especially those closest to your home, to voice your interest in dedicated facilities for bicyclists. These meetings, called “Ideas That Build” workshops, begin next Wednesday. More information can be found on our website and on MoveDC’s website. See a PDF of our suggested talking points here. The dates of the workshops are listed below the jump; if you can attend, please RSVP with us here. Continue reading