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Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare

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Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare Reston, VA October 29, 2015 Adam Lind – Bicycle Program Coordinator adam.lind@fairfaxcounty.gov
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 2 Overview • Project Background • Feasibility Study Results • Choosing a system • Current tasks • Next Steps • Feedback and comments
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 3 Project Background What is Bikeshare? A network of bicycles distributed around an area that allow short, one-way trips from one location to another. A cost-effective mobility option for trips too far to walk, but not long enough to take transit or drive. Think of it as another form of transit A relatively inexpensive and quick implementation extension to local public transportation offerings
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 4 Project Background Bikes Map Frame Solar Panel Kiosk Docks
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 5 Project Background • Fairfax County awarded a Transportation and Land Use Connections (TLC) grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) • Funded a feasibility study of starting a bikeshare system in Reston • Two public meetings, stakeholder interviews, data analysis of current and future development
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 6 Feasibility Study • Results said that bikeshare could succeed in Reston! • Identified an initial system of 13 stations and 130 bicycles • System designed around hubs of Wiehle-Reston East Metro and Reston Town Center
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposed Station Sites 1. Wiehle-Reston East Metro Plaza 2. Plaza America Shopping Center 3. Reston Town Center 4. Sunset Hills Rd 5. Reston Town Center Transit Station 6. Reston Executive Center 7. Market Street and Town Center Parkway 8. Reston Town Center (Ice Rink) 9. Reston Town Center (Reston Town Square) 10. Reston Hospital 11. Reston Regional Library 12. Fountain Drive and New Dominion Parkway 13. Spectrum Center
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 8 Choosing a System • Staff from Fairfax County Transportation, Community Revitalization, and Planning & Zoning teamed up to examine next steps towards implementation
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 9 Staff Review • Investigate different bikeshare suppliers and operators • Discuss potential funding sources and strategy for capital and operating funding • Determine how stations could affect any zoning and site plan issues • Continue conversations with existing Capital Bikeshare partners on future plans
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 10 Choosing Capital Bikeshare! • Joining a system integrated with the region is best for long run success and growth • Best option for system starting in Reston and expanding countywide • Begin process of finalizing station locations, engineering feasibility, discussing process to join regional contract
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 11 Current Tasks • Finalize station locations and sizes – Some stations have changed. We want feedback! • Enter into contract with design firm – Some stations need concrete pads designed and constructed first • Regional procurement process underway • Determine funding mix – Local and Federal opportunities
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 12 Next Steps • Coordinate with private property owners on station location sites • Complete design and continue process through construction of station pads • Finalize funding plan – Sign contract with operator and plan for annual revenue and operations • Order station equipment and start pre-launch marketing prior to launch
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Station Implementation • Each station site will become an individual project to help streamline process • Different types of station sites have different level of effort to complete • Station Site Types – Natural surface on Private Property (Reston Hospital) – Hardscape on Private Property (Reston Town Square) – Natural Surface on County/VDOT ROW (Reston Library) – Hardscape on County/VDOT ROW (Reston Town Center Transit Station) Department of Transportation 13
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Natural surface on Private Property Department of Transportation 14
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Hardscape on Private Property Department of Transportation 15
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Natural Surface on Public ROW Department of Transportation 16
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Hardscape on Public ROW Department of Transportation 17
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 18 Anticipated General Timeline Oct 2015 Jan 2016 – April 2016 May 2016 – Nov 2016 Dec 2016 – June 2017 4 months prior to launch 1 month prior to launch June 2016- Sep 2016 Late 2016 – Early 2017
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 19 System Start Date • Timeline still conceptual • Federal funding requires extra steps, must receive approval from VDOT for each phase • Want to start system at right time when people are active and outside!
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 20 Future of Bikeshare in Fairfax County • Initial system of 13 stations/130 bikes • Potential to grow with Silver Line Phase II to connect Reston Town Center Station and Herndon Station • Growth into surrounding neighborhoods and village centers • Expansion to Tysons, Merrifield, etc…
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia Thank you! Questions? Adam Lind Bicycle Program Coordinator adam.lind@fairfaxcounty.gov Department of Transportation 21

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