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This Week in FABB: 2014

FABB hopes you will take some time this week and celebrate--perhaps with a ride--the fifth-year anniversary of the Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan.  It was at the end of October 2014 that the Board of Supervisors held the final public hearing on the plan and...

Bike Gear Trade-In Event in Vienna

We were sad to see that the bike shop, Spokes, Etc at Belle View in Alexandria is temporarily closed after a fire at the shopping center shuttered it and several other businesses. Because of the closure a scheduled event to let people sell their old bikes and cycling...

FABB Weighs In on Long Bridge Project

Although not in Fairfax County, one of the most important transportation projects in our region is the planned rebuilding of Long Bridge, the lone bridge that carriers rail traffic across the Potomac River between Virginia and the District. Proposals to renovate the...

This Week in FABB: 2011

Eight years ago this week the Old Dominion released its State Bicycle Policy Plan. This document still guides planning by the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, which provides planning assistance to state and local...

Another Great Tour de Mount Vernon

Last Saturday, October 19, 2019, FABB was a proud partner with Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck and other sponsors of the 4th Annual Tour de Mount Vernon. Approximately 160 riders participated in the ride, which started at the historic Workhouse Arts Center...

Detour for Night Work on New W&OD Trail Bridge Over Lee Highway

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is installing girders this week during daytime hours for the new Washington & Old Dominion Trail Bridge over Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Arlington. This work is taking place west of Lee Highway and does not impact...

Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways Update

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has released a summary of the public outreach from its Spring 2019 community meetings for the Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways. The study process has sought to explore improvements and make...

Chesterbrook Road Sidewalk Project Meeting

Dranesville Supervisor John Foust and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting on the Chesterbrook Road Sidewalk Project on Monday, October 21, 2019, at 7:00 pm at Chesterbrook Elementary School, 1753 Kirby Road, McLean.  The...

Contribute Now to Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program Map

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has a Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Program that over the past three years has conducted bicycle and pedestrian specific counts at over sixty locations throughout the Old Dominion. Using both permanent and temporary...