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Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare - TAC Presentation: June 21, 2016

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Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare - TAC Presentation: June 21, 2016

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare June 21, 2016 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 • Identified an initial system of 13 stations and 130 bicycles • System designed around hubs of Wiehle-Reston East Metro and Reston Town Center • Have reduced size of some stations to increase # of stations
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 7 Choosing a System • Staff from Fairfax County Transportation, Community Revitalization, and Planning & Zoning teamed up to examine next steps towards implementation
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 8 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
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 9 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
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 11 Bikeshare to Tysons • In late 2015 FCDOT was approached by the Tysons Partnership about the possibility of bringing Capital Bikeshare to Tysons • At the time, it was on FCDOT’s radar, but no funding plan or station siting work had been done • Tysons Partnership said they were willing to help out with both tasks
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 12 Bikeshare to Tysons • Tysons Partnership willing to contribute funding and help secure private partners for station locations • $10,000 per station for 5 years
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 14 Current Tasks • Finalize station locations and sizes – Continuing to work with VDOT and private property owners on final stations • Start construction on completed stations to build concrete pads • Stations ordered in April, delivery expected in September • Sign contract and start marketing activities
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 15 Next Steps • Sign operations and maintenance contract with Motivate, Inc. • Sign up memberships! • Install stations once received and assembled • Launch • FCDOT has additional TAP Grant money for Reston to expand in the near term and long term
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 16 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
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 17 System Start Date • Timeline still conceptual • Station equipment was ordered on time, waiting for delivery confirmation before finalizing system start date • Want to start system at right time when people are active and outside!
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 18 Future of Bikeshare in Fairfax County • Initial system of 30 stations/224 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 Merrifield, Huntington, etc…
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Thank you! Questions? Adam Lind Bicycle Program Coordinator adam.lind@fairfaxcounty.gov Department of Transportation 19

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