UPDATE: This meeting has been postponed until January. We will provide more details later.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is hosting a meeting on November 15 to provide updates on and discuss the progress of the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

FABB encourages local riders to attend and Speak Up! for bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure improvements to make the BRT a truly future-oriented multimodal project.

The open house runs from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium of Bryant High School at 2709 Popkins Lane. The FCDOT speakers will provide a recap of project decisions and milestones along with an overview of the project’s next steps.

FABB wants local riders to attend and ask about the current design plan’s treatment of the proposed cycle tracks. Are they sufficiently wide (at least 12-feet) to accommodate safe, comfortable bike travel? We previously have asked for wider sidewalks and a lower 35 mph speed limit. Local riders should stress the importance of these changes to FCDOT as they ask about the current status of the plan’s treatment of these issues.

All meeting materials will be posted on the project website after the meeting, but it is important to represent the bicycling community and show FCDOT that riders care about the final plan’s treatment of bicycle infrastructure.

Please plan now to attend and Speak Up! for better bicycling along Richmond Highway.

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