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Support Mount Vernon Trail Safety Improvements

National Park Service studies show need for major safety and accessibility improvements to Mount Vernon Trail Corridor. Let your members of Congress know you support funding for the study’s recommendations. The National Park Service (NPS) recently issued the "Mount...

Spider Maps!

Spider maps, spider maps, easier to use than regular bike maps. Spider maps can help make bike commute planning more intuitive and accessible.  Andrew Small at Bloomberg’s CityLab website had a great article last week called “What If Bike Paths Looked Like Subway...

Planning for Happy Commuters

Adding amenities to improve commuting experiences produces numerous benefits for everyone. Biking remains the champ for bringing the most happiness. Some good news recently came from a University of Minnesota study that confirms what many local riders know. Commuters...

Bike Routes for Social Distancing

Biking helps beat quarantine fatigue and can be done safely.  FABB members offer four bike routes that help maintain social distancing.  We’ve written before that biking is a great antidote to quarantine fatigue. It helps to reduce stress while improving happiness,...

Welcome New Riders

We wanted to share some recent advice for new riders from John Herrman of the New York Times. We hope you find it useful. Hermann noted that conditions for new or aspiring cyclists are a bit unusual now. There’s an international bike shortage. Bike shops are operating...

NOVA Scores in Bike Survey

Northern Virginia cities did well in recently released ratings compiled by national advocacy group, PeopleForBikes. Plan now to participate this Fall in the next survey to collect some of the data for this project. PeopleForBikes this month released a comprehensive...

Active Transportation Webinar

Register now to participate in a webinar on new Virginia laws to make our streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians.  As we have reported previously, Virginia had a historic legislative session this year in terms of passing into law several major traffic safety...

Support More Open Streets

Fairfax County's first Open Street on Tysons Boulevard is a good start.  Share your ideas with FCDOT to create more Open Streets.  Kudos to everyone involved in getting Fairfax County’s first Open Street for pedestrians and cyclists on a section of Tysons Boulevard in...

Tell Congress to Support Active Transportation

Let Congress know that biking and walking funds should be included in next stimulus package.  Two minutes is all it takes to send an email to elected officials thanks to Adventure Cycling.  FABB encourages everyone to join Adventure Cycling’s push to have Congress...