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W&OD Trail Detour

Heads Up! Earlier this week, the trail detour for the nearly complete Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail Bridge over Lee Highway shifted to run along the north side of the bridge. This detour is much shorter than the previous one that ran south of the...

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Making McLean Bicycle/Trail Network Plan Better

Plans for McLean’s downtown encourage increased use of active transportation modes and transit by developing high-quality bicycle networks and other facilities and services. Adding an urban trail or two-way bikeway to celebrate the historical Great Falls and Old...

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The Importance of Loops

Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail project moving forward toward construction begining next spring. Loops magnify the benefits of trails by opening up multiple areas of the county to users by intersecting with other major and local trails within the trail network....

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Speak Up! at Fairfax City Bicycle Plan Meeting

Fairfax City is seeking public input on its Bicycle Transportation Plan. Share your thoughts at virtual meeting on October 15 or by email and phone. FABB encourages Fairfax City riders to plan now to participate in a virtual public workshop on Thursday, October 15, at...

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Speak Up! on 495 Northern Extension Study

Reminder! Please join in VDOT’s virtual meeting on the 495 Extension Study tonight. Let VDOT know that the planned shared-use path and crossings need to include appropriate safety and connection elements. FABB’s strongly supports the 495 Northern Extension Study’s...

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Franconia-Springfield Parkway Shared Use Path

Speak Up in support of trail connection for Franconia-Springfield Parkway shared use path. VDOT and FCDOT accepting comments on plan change to allow trail connection construction through October 13. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Fairfax...

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I Bike, I Vote (Part II)

Support new and renovated park facilities in Fairfax County. Vote “Yes” on Parks Bond proposal. During the pandemic, the popularity of biking for recreation and maintaining mental well being has risen rapidly. The increased number of riders has highlighted the need...

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I Bike, I Vote (Part I)

Automated Vehicles could make our roads safer, but the SELF DRIVE Act lacks proper safety standards. FABB encourages riders to Speak Up and tell Congress to put safety first and oppose the SELF DRIVE Act. FABB joins with the League of American Bicyclists in urging...

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Speak Up for a Safer Richmond Highway

FABB joins with the Coalition for Smarter Growth to make Richmond Highway safer. Tell VDOT now is the time to lower speed limits and make design changes. The Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) has begun an advocacy campaign to generate public support for having the...