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Bike Crashes and the Courts

Ever wondered what happens once police have investigated and reported on a bike crash?  The report and any charges against those involved are passed on to the Commonwealth's Attorney for possible criminal prosecution. The case may be tried in court, but often a...

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Biking Crash Reconstruction, Part II

As mentioned in a previous post, Lt. Jason Long, FCPD Traffic Safety Supervisor, and Det. Rodney Posey of the Crash Reconstruction Unit joined FABB for our September meeting to answer questions about the crash reconstruction process. The following is a summary of the...

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Where Should the I-66 Trail Counters Go?

When VDOT suggested widening I-66 more than ten years ago, FABB was at the forefront of advocacy efforts to install a shared-use trail adjacent to the highway. Through the cooperation of many dedicated bicycle advocates, county leaders and staff, VDOT transportation...

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Sign Up Now for Tour de Mount Vernon 2021

FABB is proud to once again join with Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck in holding the Tour de Mount Vernon, now in its sixth year. This community bike ride is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 8:30 am. and you can register for it here. The Tour...

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Fair Oaks/Fair Lakes Bike Ride a Success

Blog post by Douglas Stewart A large number of riders joined us last Sunday for the FABB/Coalition for Smarter Growth bike ride through the area known as Fairfax Center. Ride leaders highlighted plans for the area, which is poised for a lot of changes that will have a...

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Bike Crash Reconstruction, Part I

With the tragic deaths of two bicyclists in Fairfax County this year, FABB has redoubled its contacts with the Fairfax County Police Department (FCDP) in an effort to improve communications and relations between the police and the bicycling community. We were...

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Show Support for 495 NEXT Parallel Trail

Plan now to join in a VDOT virtual public information meeting on Wednesday, September 29, at 6:30 pm for a 495 NEXT Project update. This project involves the proposed northern extension of express lanes on I-495 between Tysons and the American Legion Bridge. The plan...

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Fair Oaks & Fair Lakes Smart Growth Bike Tour

Sign up now for a Smart Growth Bike Tour with FABB and the Coalition for Smarter Growth on Sunday, October 3, at 10 am. The comfortably paced 7-mile ride will explore the Fair Oaks and Fair Lakes area. Ride leaders will highlight the new road diet and bike lanes on...

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FABB September Meeting on Crash Reconstruction

Join FABB for a virtual meeting on September 21 at 7:00 pm to discuss Fairfax County Police procedures for traffic crash investigations. Lt. Jason Long and Detective Rodney Posey will provide an overview of how FCPD examines and analyzes physical evidence at the scene...