- FABB urges everyone to take actions to help “flatten the curve” and will do its part to keep everyone in good health by putting upcoming meetings, classes, and events on hold.
- Despite the public health emergency, plentiful opportunities for staying involved and active remain.
As a community-based bicycling advocacy, encouragement, and education organization, FABB views interacting with the public, government officials, and others as central to our mission. With the presence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in northern Virginia and the larger DMV region, we plan on taking additional precautions to ensure that we are doing our part to “flatten the curve” by helping to curb the spread of the virus.
FABB will be monitoring the situation closely and taking guidance from Fairfax County health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control to ensure our volunteers, supporters, and community remain in good health. In the meantime, all of our upcoming meetings, bike classes, and rides are currently on hold.
However, there are still ways to get involved and stay active!
Get involved with digital public comments:
- VDOT and FCDOT are canceling meetings but are still accepting public comments on some of the 2020 paving and restriping projects.
- Mason District is set to get eight new bike lane projects. The formal presentation from the meeting is available here and you can comment on it by 17 March on the Mason plan page.
- Nine new bike lane projects have been proposed for Providence District and you can comment here by 14 April.
- Dranesville District meeting was canceled but there are four new bike lane projects to comment on by 14 April.
- Braddock District will get a new bike lane project on Freds Oak Road and you can comment here by 14 April.
- Check out the plans for 495 Northern Extension and comment for a new dedicated multi-modal path and safer crossings!
Stay active by riding:
- Get out on a bike on these beautiful Spring days if you are able. Although Fairfax County Parks buildings are closed, the trails remain open and biking through our beautiful park trails is a great way to stay active while maintaining physical distance from our neighbors.
- Biking is a great alternative for commuting and short trips during this public health crisis, especially as automobile traffic has declined and public transit is operating on reduced schedules.
- With schools temporarily closed, seize the opportunity to teach your child to ride.
- Use FABB’s Resources page to improve or begin your bike commute.
FABB stands ready to help our supporters plan their rides and to offer advice on how to stay safe while commuting.
Let’s make Fairfax County healthier as we make bicycling better.