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How often has a family member or friend complained that they didn’t know how to deal with bikers and bike lanes when driving? What seems second nature to bikers can be confusing to motorists. We are fortunate that Fairfax County continues to add various types of bike...

July Social Ride Highlights Treasured Park Trails

In July, FABBers of all ages enjoyed a 12.5-mile social ride through 5 County parks, Americana Park, Wakefield Park, Lake Accotink Park, Brookfield Park, and Byron Avenue Park. The Lake Accotink area consists of nearly 500 acres of parkland in the center of Fairfax...

The Week in FABB: 2013

At the end of July in 2013 FABB was pleased to report that Fairfax County had received grant to hire a full-time Safe Routes to School Coordinator. Hiring a SRTS coordinator had been a major FABB goal for many years. Led by Jeff Anderson, FABB worked closely with Doug...

Your Car May Be Killing You

A new Canadian study delivered a dire warning about suburban, car-dependent living in the Metro Vancouver area: it’s killing people. There probably are lessons here for Fairfax County. Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Health and Community Design...

FABB President Joins Coalition for Smarter Growth

Sonya Breehey, our current president and a long-time advocate for better bicycling, was recently selected by the Coalition for Smarter Growth to be its Northern Virginia Advocacy Manager. Sonya will continue to lead FABB as she takes on her new duties, which focus on...

Bike and Walk to Worship Week

FABB encourages members of faith to join the Fairfax County Bicycle and Pedestrian team in celebrating the second annual Bike and Walk to Worship Week between 18 and 24 August 2019. The Bicycle and Pedestrian team is ready support efforts by representatives of local...

Virginia Plans to Boost Outdoor Recreation

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the creation of a new agency on July 18, 2019, that will advocate for Virginia's parks and other outdoor activities. It also will work to recruit new outdoor businesses, such as bicycle manufacturers. The outdoor recreation...

Making Seminary Road Safer

In support of the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), FABB is asking members and other interested readers who use Seminary Road to contact the Alexandria City Council and register their support for safer options to accommodate all road users....

E-bikes Benefits for Seniors

Although there are still issues surrounding how we include e-bikes into plans to expand bicycling facilities and multi-modal transportation options while maintaining safety for all users, e-bikes are gaining popularity and coming into their own.  A recent study...