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Snow Removal on Sidewalks

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Snow Removal on Sidewalks

Board Transportation Committee
May 19, 2015

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Snow Removal on Sidewalks

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 1 Snow Removal on Sidewalks Board Transportation Committee May 19, 2015 Neil Freschman Chief, Traffic Operations Section Fairfax County Department of Transportation
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 2 Recent Efforts • Reviewed key issues with Board Transportation Committee on December 9, 2014.
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 3 Recent Efforts • Tysons Snow Summit, January 23, 2015 – Chairman Bulova organized a meeting of County, VDOT, representatives from Tysons Partnership and other property owners. – Graphics indicating snow removal on sidewalks prepared – VDOT indicated that they do not have resources to clear snow on sidewalks. – County staff noted that any solution must work in major activity centers throughout the county – not just Tysons.
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 4 Snow Removal Maps • Identified areas cleared by County, WMATA, adjacent property owners. • Field observation on February 20, 2015. Information added to the maps. • Most parking lots are cleared. In some cases the parking lots can provide for pedestrian access to buildings.
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 6
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 7 Current Activities • Key Landowner concern was liability associated with clearing snow on sidewalks in the VDOT right-of way. – County Staff beginning to discuss potential “Good Samaritan” legislation to address liability concerns. Will be brought to Board Legislative Committee in the Fall. – Staff is also investigating other suggestions for addressing liability issues.
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 8 Questions?

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