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Comments Needed for Rolling Road Widening Project from Bruce Wright

The VDOT public meeting on November 30 on the Rolling Road widening project covered a couple of issues affecting the project and its planned shared use path.  The good news is that the shared use path, which will only be on one side of Rolling Road, will be extended beyond Viola Street (the end of the widening project) to the Fairfax County Parkway.  The bad news is that some property…

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Participants Still Needed for Travel Study from admin

Participants are still needed for a Virginia Tech study of non-motorized travel behavior in the DC Metro area. Participants will receive a $25 gift card. Use of an Android phone is required. For more information about the study and to sign up, visit http://www.uap.vt.edu/travelmood:

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FABB Needs You! from Bruce Wright

FABB volunteers have been an effective voice for more bike infrastructure, bike commuting, and education for bicyclists and motorists for many years. There is so much more we can do if more members get involved in our wide range of advocacy and supporting efforts. Check out our new informational video and then send us a note. FABB Needs You!

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Rolling Road Public Hearing Next Week from Bruce Wright

Springfield-area FABB members have an excellent opportunity next week to speak up to make bicycling better in Fairfax County. VDOT is holding a public information meeting on Thursday, November 30, on the Rolling Road widening project, which includes bicycle and pedestrian improvements.  The project aims 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.…

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I-66 Public Meetings Wrap-Up from Bruce Wright

The I-66 meetings last week went well with good turnouts and support for the parallel multi-use trail. FABB President Jeff Anderson provided the closing remarks at the November 13 meeting, and other advocates made comments in support of better trail design at each of the meetings.   Some key points mentioned at the meetings that should continue to be emphasized with VDOT were:   There are still opportunities to make additional…

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Park Authority Allocates $ 4.6 Million for Trails from Bruce Wright

FABB member Howard Albers reported that late last month the Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved the allocation of 2016 bond fund for various trail projects.  FABB has been engaged with the Trails and Sidewalks Committee and the Bicycle Advisory Committee to better understand how trail funding decisions are made and to make recommendations for needed facilities. Several FABB members attended a park strategic plan meeting this fall to press…

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Participants Needed for Non-Motorized Travel Study from admin

We received an email from a Virginia Tech researcher asking that we help them find participants for a study of non-motorized travel behavior in the DC Metro area. Participants will receive a $25 gift card. Use of an Android phone is required. For more information about the study and to sign up, visit http://www.uap.vt.edu/travelmood: Participants Needed: Mood State in Transport Environments  About the Study This pilot study explores the relationship between…

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Call for Donations for Herndon MS After-School Bike Shop from Bruce Wright

By FABB Member Kelley Westenhoff Did you know that Fairfax County has an after-school bike shop where students learn how to fix bikes? Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Herndon Middle School students learn by doing, fixing donated bikes for others. The program has three components. -Students fix and clean donated bikes that are returned to the community as gifts via Cornerstones Neighborhood Resource Center in Herndon during the holidays,…

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Act Now! – Bike Commuter Tax Benefits from Bruce Wright

The League of American Bicyclists is asking riders in select states to contact their Senators about the latest legislative attack on the limited support provided to bicycling as part of the country’s transportation options.  The Senate tax reform plan, released last Thursday, eliminates the bike commuter benefit while keeping commuter benefits for driving and riding transit. The Senate Finance committee plans to vote starting on Monday, November 13, and an…

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FABB News – November-December 2017 from Bruce Wright

Bicycle Program Coordinator Adam Lind Departing Adam Lind We’re sad to report that Fairfax County Bicycle Program Coordinator Adam Lind is leaving his position at the end of November. Adam has been an extremely effective bicycle program coordinator and a great partner with FABB in working to make Fairfax County a better and safer place to walk and bike. During his tenure with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT)…

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