Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan

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Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan

Presentation to the Board of Supervisors
Transportation Committee
May 6, 2014

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Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Bicycle Master PlanBicycle Master Plan Presentation to thePresentation to the Board of SupervisorsBoard of Supervisors Transportation CommitteeTransportation Committee May 6, 2014May 6, 2014 Charlie StrunkCharlie Strunk Bicycle Program CoordinatorBicycle Program Coordinator
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 2 The Master Plan is a planning initiative of theThe Master Plan is a planning initiative of the Fairfax County Department of TransportationFairfax County Department of Transportation And Department of Planning and Zoning.And Department of Planning and Zoning. The purpose… provide policies, programs, and physical facilityThe purpose… provide policies, programs, and physical facility recommendations that support the Comprehensive Planrecommendations that support the Comprehensive Plan Serves as a guide for county leadership, planning and engineeringServes as a guide for county leadership, planning and engineering Practitioners, bicycle advocates, and citizensPractitioners, bicycle advocates, and citizens The Bicycle Master Plan will be an integral part of the County’sThe Bicycle Master Plan will be an integral part of the County’s Comprehensive PlanComprehensive Plan
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 3 What is in the Plan?What is in the Plan? Introduction/OverviewIntroduction/Overview  Vision…”Vision…”meeting the safety, access, and mobility needs of bicyclists today,meeting the safety, access, and mobility needs of bicyclists today, while encouraging more people to bicycle in the future…”while encouraging more people to bicycle in the future…”  Public Outreach and the Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC)Public Outreach and the Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC)  Benefits of Bicycling;Benefits of Bicycling; a transportation modea transportation mode  Data Collection;Data Collection; over 1000 miles of roads and trails surveyedover 1000 miles of roads and trails surveyed Bicycling ConditionsBicycling Conditions  Physical Conditions, Barriers, Roadway and Trail CharacteristicsPhysical Conditions, Barriers, Roadway and Trail Characteristics The Bikeway NetworkThe Bikeway Network  Description of Facilities and TreatmentsDescription of Facilities and Treatments…much more robust than…much more robust than the 2002 Countywide Trails Planthe 2002 Countywide Trails Plan  Policy RoadsPolicy Roads  Bikeway Network (Quad) MapsBikeway Network (Quad) Maps
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 4 Bicycle Policy RecommendationsBicycle Policy Recommendations On-Road Facility Selection and DesignOn-Road Facility Selection and Design Intersection and Interchange Policy RecommendationsIntersection and Interchange Policy Recommendations New facilities…New Design treatmentsNew facilities…New Design treatments  American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHTO),American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHTO),  National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO),National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO),  Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Transportation TrailsTransportation Trails MaintenanceMaintenance Bicycle Program RecommendationsBicycle Program Recommendations Encouragement and Education…”Bike Fairfax”Encouragement and Education…”Bike Fairfax” Bicycle Safety and EnforcementBicycle Safety and Enforcement School TransportationSchool Transportation Implementation StrategiesImplementation Strategies Strengthening the ProgramStrengthening the Program Policies for Implementation; Repaving, Bridge replacement, etc.Policies for Implementation; Repaving, Bridge replacement, etc. FundingFunding Performance MeasuresPerformance Measures
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 5 SAMPLESAMPLE
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 6 SAMPLESAMPLE Reston-Lake Anne AreaReston-Lake Anne Area
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 7 Next stepsNext steps Distribute Draft-Final Master Plan (May)Distribute Draft-Final Master Plan (May) Document and Maps to the Planning Commission (June)Document and Maps to the Planning Commission (June) Schedule working sessions with P.C. Transportation CommitteeSchedule working sessions with P.C. Transportation Committee (June)(June) Hold two public information outreach meetings (June)Hold two public information outreach meetings (June) Schedule Planning Commission Public Hearing for Plan AdoptionSchedule Planning Commission Public Hearing for Plan Adoption (September)(September) Forward to Board of Supervisors for Public hearing and AdoptionForward to Board of Supervisors for Public hearing and Adoption (September)(September)
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 8 We want your feedback!We want your feedback! Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station Bikeroom

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