Bicyclists in the Providence District have a great opportunity to speak up in support of new bicycle infrastructure on Cottage Street and Wolf Trap Road this month.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a virtual public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in the Providence, Dranesville, and Hunter Mill Districts on Monday, April 18, at 7:00 pm.

Although the meeting is billed to cover the three districts, the 2022 repaving schedule only includes striping improvements for the Providence District with two activities that include a bike lane. Still, this meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about VDOT’s repaving program and speak up for more bicycle infrastructure in the district.

Plans for new bike lanes in Providence District linking Vienna and Dunn Loring include the following:

Proposed Cottage Street Bike Lane

Cottage Street: Bike lanes will be added, WHERE POSSIBLE, between Gallows Road and Cedar Lane. We need local riders to press VDOT and FCDOT to take an expansive view of where bike lanes are possible and needed.

Proposed Wolf Trap Road Bike Lane

Wolf Trap Road:  Bike lanes will be added between Gallows Road and the end of the street. Note that the new lanes will connect to the trail through Heritage Resource Park, linking the two schools along Wolf Trap Road to the Madrillion Farms area.

Join the online meeting here or participate by phone by dialing 571-429-5982 and using Phone Conference ID: 556 585 990#.

A video of the meeting will be available on the district paving and restriping page after the event.

As always, bikers will be able to provide striping-related feedback by submitting comments online with a deadline two weeks after each district meeting is held. You can submit comments to FCDOT here until May 2, 2022.

Please mark your calendars and join us in advocating for better bicycling with VDOT and FCDOT this spring.



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