FABB is encouraging local bicyclists and others interested in ensuring that bicycle facilities are added along and around Little River Turnpike to attend the Fairfax County Planning Commision hearing on the Lincolnia Planning District Study next week. The district is bounded by Lincolnia Road and Old Columbia Pike to the north; the City of Alexandria to the east; the Norfolk Southern Railway/Virginia Railway Express right-of-way to the south; Little River Turnpike (Route 236), Braddock Road, Indian Run Stream Valley, and Interstate 395 (I-395) to the west.

The multi-phase study provides detailed analysis of land use and transportation recommendations to fulfill the community vision for how the Lincolnia area should develop in the future. An area designated as a Community Business Center (CBC) will encourage a mix of uses focused around a core area of higher intensity, such as a town center or main street in a pedestrian-oriented setting.

The Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan recommends several improvements in the area. It identified Little River Turnpike as a “Policy Road,” which meant that an additional, more detailed study was needed due to the complexity of the corridor.The Little River Turnpike Bicycle Corridor Study has recommended a protected bike lane on both sides of Little River Turnpike through the Lincolnia CBC. New grid streets in the Lincolnia CBC also may have bicycle facilities.

To make sure these plans continue to be included in the study and are eventually implemented, FABB needs members and others to attend and SPEAK UP for better bicycling.

The Planning Commission hearing is set for Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm.The meeting will be held in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, in Fairfax.The Board of Supervisors are scheduled to consider the study on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 4:00 pm.

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