FABB encourages local riders to participate in the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) virtual community meetings on the Seven Corners Phasing Study this Tuesday, November 16, at 7 pm or Wednesday, November 17, at 12 noon. FCDOT staff will provide an update on planned transportation improvements, including bicycle and pedestrian facilities that have been proposed as part of the study.
The study has examined the impacts of road widening plans to expand Route 50 to six lanes through Seven Corners with associated ramps and intersection changes. Project goals include enhancing bicycle, pedestrian and transit access and connectivity, while enhancing traffic flow.
Earlier public meetings in February provided cyclists and pedestrians the opportunity to discuss where and when they experienced travel delays as well as where they walked or biked in the area. The feedback from those and the upcoming meetings will help determine the initial transportation improvements to be implemented by FCDOT as funding becomes available.
FABB encourages riders to show support for the inclusion of these bike improvements from the 2015 comprehensive plan amendment:
- Shared Use Path along Route 50;
- Cycletrack on Route 7 and bi-directional cycletrack on Castle Place;
- Bike lane on Sleepy Hollow Road; and
- Sharrows on various side streets.
Participants also should press for the safe, secure, and convenient short-term and long-term bicycle parking amenities addressed in Bicycle Master Plan, Fairfax County Policy and Guidelines for Bicycle Parking, and in the Urban Street Network section.
You can participate in the Tuesday evening meeting by registering here with Webex or by dialing in at 1-844-621-3956 with access code: 179 407 4302.
To participate on Wednesday at noon, register with Webex using this link or dial in at 1-844-621-3956 with access code: 179 704 9194.
If you are unable to attend, FCDOT is encouraging commuters, residents, and stakeholders to submit feedback to the study team using an online survey that will be available on the study webpage. after the November meetings.
You also can comment online via the red feedback form link at the bottom of the study webpage or in writing by sending a letter to: FCDOT, Attn: Seven Corners Study, 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22033.
For more information, visit the study webpage.
Speak Up! and help make Seven Corners more bicycle-friendly with more and safer bicycling infrastructure.