Fairfax County will be conducting a series of community meetings throughout the county during the last half of September that will provide an excellent opportunity to advocate for more bicycle infrastructure.
County officials charged with creating the first-ever countywide strategic plan for developments over the next ten to twenty years are seeking input from residents to help improve the current version. Following an initial round of public feedback, the planners have been working on nine focus areas. These include several that intersect with bicycling, such as mobility and transportation, health and environment, recreational opportunities, and neighborhood livability.
Please plan now to represent bicycling for your local community at these meetings. From past experience, we know that county officials take the ideas, insights, and opinions offered at these meetings very seriously.
You can register to speak at the following links for your local meeting:
- Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke
- Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Justice High School in Falls Church
- Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m., at Chantilly High School in Chantilly
- Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at South Lakes High School in Reston
- Monday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria
- Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Marshall High School in Tysons/Falls Church
If you need assistance with arrangements for child care, transportation, interpretation services, and reasonable ADA accommodations, please call Angela Jones at 703-324-5302, TTY 711, or email her at [email protected].
If you have questions or would like some additional ideas on critical bicycle advocacy priorities, please contact FABB at [email protected].