Fairfax County riders have until midnight, May 22, to show their support for bicycle projects included in the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) FY2022-2027 Six Year Program (SYP). You can Speak Up! directly at a hybrid public hearing, offering both remote and in-person opportunities, on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7 pm.
NVTA is seeking public feedback on a list of 26 candidate projects submitted by nine Northern Virginia jurisdictions and localities for regional funding as part of the FY2022-2027 SYP. The combined request costs more than $1.2 billion and covers various modes of transportation, including railway, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), roadways, pedestrian/bicycle pathways, and transportation technologies.
Fairfax County projects that support biking and walking with new infrastructure are:
- FFX-119 — Frontier Drive Extension and Intersection Improvements
- FFX-121 — Soapstone Drive Extension
- FFX-125 — Seven Corners Ring Road Improvements
- FFX-126 — Fairfax County Parkway Widening (Nomes Court to Route 123)
- FFX-128 — Richmond Highway (Route 1) Bus Rapid Transit
- FFX-131 — Richmond Highway Widening from Route 235 North to Route 235 South
The Soapstone Drive project, for example, will provide a new roadway, approximately one-half mile long between Sunrise Valley Drive and Sunset Hills Road in Reston that includes on-road bicycle lanes on each side, a concrete sidewalk on the west side, and a shared use path on the east side to improve accessibility and mobility within the area surrounding the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. You can find links to learn more about the other projects here.
If you plan to participate in the live/virtual public hearing in person at 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, on May 12, at 7:00 pm, please pre-register. You can do this by filling out this online form or calling 703-642-4652 by 5:00 pm on May 10, 2022.
Riders can provide comments (one submission per person) before or after the meeting by choosing one of the following options:
- Email: [email protected]
- Online: https://thenovaauthority.org/syp-comment
- Voicemail: 571-354-0065
- Mail: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031
When providing a comment, please include your First and Last Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Zip Code and provide the Project Name or Application ID for each project.
Remember, comments are due by May 22, so don’t wait. Share your ideas and experience with our region’s transportation planners today!