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Braddock and Providence Districts Repaving and Restriping Meeting Set for March 1 from Steve Ward

In their ongoing series of public meetings, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a repaving and restriping meeting for the Braddock and Providence Districts on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Oak View Elementary School Cafeteria, 5004 Sideburn Road in Fairfax. As you know VDOT and FCDOT use the repaving and restriping process to implement Fairfax County’s…

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Dranesville Repaving and Restriping Meeting on February 22 from Steve Ward

FABB is asking local bicyclists and other interested residents in the Dranesville District to attend the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) community meeting to discuss this year’s paving and restriping efforts in the Dranesville District. The meeting will be on Thursday, February 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School Cafeteria, 6633 Brawner Street, in McLean. Proposed striping changes in…

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Outstanding Crossing Guard Award Winners from Steve Ward

FABB congratulates Beeda Lee-Pawlak (Churchill Road Elementary and Haycock Elementary Schools) and Anne Rodriguez (Lake Anne Elementary and Hughes Middle Schools), for their selection as winners of Virginia’s 2017-18 Outstanding Crossing Guard Award. Lee-Pawlak, a first-year crossing guard, was praised for “expertly managing the busy intersection of Westmoreland Street and Haycock Road.” Rodriguez is a five-year veteran who also makes potentially chaotic situations simple to navigate and inspires trust and…

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Apply Now to Become League Certified Instructor from Steve Ward

FABB is joining with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), and INOVA to provide FREE Transportation Safety Leadership training and League of American Bicyclists Instructor Certification. This free training offers the opportunity for applicants to become League Certified Instructors, who are in great demand and can charge $50/hour to teach bicycling and safety outreach. The training is fun but demanding as students learn how to…

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Springfield, Mt. Vernon, and Sully Repaving and Restriping Meetings Update from Steve Ward

Last week’s postponed Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) meeting on repaving and restriping in the Springfield District has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the West Springfield Government Center. The comment period has been extended until April 15. Also, please remember that VDOT and FCDOT are hosting another community information meeting to discuss this year’s paving and restriping efforts in the Mount Vernon District this Monday,…

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Rails-to-Trails Featured at FABB February Meeting from Steve Ward

Please plan on joining us for regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, near the W&OD Trail. Brandi Horton of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) will be giving a talk on “Making Connections: Trails at the Heart of Healthy, Thriving Communities.” The presentation will highlight how new opportunities can be created for biking and trails as transportation habits…

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Mt. Vernon District Paving and Restriping Meeting, Feb. 12 from Steve Ward

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host another in the series of community information meeting to discuss this year’s paving and restriping efforts on Monday, February 12.  This meeting will be on plans for the Mount Vernon District and will be held at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane in Alexandria starting at 7:00 p.m. Bicyclists and local residents will…

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Rolling Road Widening Public Hearing, February 27 from Steve Ward

VDOT will hold a public hearing in late February on its plans to reduce congestion and improve safety by widening Rolling Road (Route 638) from two to four lanes between Viola Street and Old Keene Mill Road. This project includes a shared-use path to increase safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized users. The hearing will be on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the…

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FABB Gains Silver Seal for Nonprofit Transparency from Steve Ward

FABB was recently recognized for its transparency with a Silver Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!  We work hard to be responsible stewards for the members and donors who have reposed their trust in us as we work to make bicycling better. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to…

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Springfield District Paving and Restriping Meeting on February 6 from Steve Ward

FABB members are encouraged to plan now to attend the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in the Springfield District on Tuesday, February 6, at the Springfield Governmental Center. This is the second in a series of district meetings on paving and restriping where community members are invited to give feedback on general traffic safety concerns…

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