- Plan now to support new bicycle infrastructure in Seven Corners.
- Your comments now will shape developments over the next 15 years.
FABB encourages local riders to Speak Up! and support planned bicycle improvements at two FCDOT virtual public meetings on the Seven Corners Transportation Study. This first meeting will be on Wednesday, February 3, at 7:00 pm (in English), and Thursday, February 4, at 7:00 pm (in Spanish).
The study examines 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. The virtual meetings will be an opportunity for cyclists to discuss “where and when they experience travel delays as well as where they walk or bike in the area.”
Planned bike improvements from the 2015 comprehensive plan amendment include:
- 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.
The plan also calls for safe, secure, and convenient short-term and long-term bicycle parking amenities as addressed in Bicycle Master Plan, Fairfax County Policy and Guidelines for Bicycle Parking, and in the Urban Street Network section.
You can register for the meetings, find other information, and, after February 3, provide online feedback here. You also can provide comments by sending them to FCDOT, Attn: Seven Corners Study Feedback, 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22033 or by calling 703-877-5673; TTY 711.
It is critical for local riders to Speak Up! now. The results of the meeting, in combination with the technical analysis, will help determine which transportation infrastructure is built first as the planned transportation improvements are implemented by FCDOT over the course of the next 15 years.