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Embark Richmond Highway

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Proposed Bus Rapid Transit Stations

Embark Richmond Highway is a Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan Amendment creating a multimodal future for Richmond Highway Corridor where people can walk, bike, or drive to the places they want to go. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted the Plan Amendment on March 20, 2018.

The comprehensive plan update establishes the vision and will guide land use decisions for the Richmond Highway Corridor with a goal to drive redevelopment of the corridor. Elementsof the amendment include a re-design of the roadway to support multi-modal connectivity, including a bus-rapid-transit (BRT) line from the Huntington Metro to Fort Belvoir and continuous, separated bicycle lanes and sidewalks on each side of the road. Other principles of the amendment encourage transit oriented development, a network of interconnected park spaces, environmental resource enhancement, and historical legacy.  Check out Fairfax County’s Embark Richmond Highway websiteor VDOT’s websitefor comprehensive background and plan documents.

Latest Info

Fairfax County is creating Urban Design Guidelines for the Richmond Highway corridor.  The Guidelines provide details on many of the recommendations described in the Embark Comprehensive Plan including the appearance and function of streets, parks and plazas, and other elements of the public realm. 

To kick this project off, the County invites everyone in the community to participate in an Urban Design Workshop to share their design ideas for Richmond Highway. For more information visit: www.fcrevit.org/richmondhwy/designguides.htm

Event Details:

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • 10:00am – 12:30pm
  • Walt Whitman Middle School Cafeteria, 2500 Parkers Ln, Alexandria, VA 22306

How you can help

  • Attend the Urban Design Guidelines Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8. Details above.
  • Express your support for better bicycling as part of the Urban Design Guidelines and other Embark Richmond Highway initiatives by contacting:
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