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Hillside Rd and Greeley Blvd: 2017 VDOT Repaving

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Hillside Rd and Greeley Blvd: 2017 VDOT Repaving

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, VirginiaCounty of Fairfax, Virginia HILLSIDE RD & GREELEY BLVD 2017 VDOT Repaving Bicycle Improvements County of Fairfax, Virginia Nicole Wynands Bicycle Transportation Planner Fairfax County Department of TransportationJanuary 24, 2017
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Agenda Overview Hillside Rd Project Greeley Blvd Project Next Steps Q&A 2
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2017 VDOT Repaving Campaign  VDOT is repaving hundreds of roads each year  Opportunity to review pavement markings and street design. Project limited to restriping existing pavement.  On-street parking is usually preserved  Fast process: A few months from design to implementation  No additional cost to Fairfax County to implement proposed changes 3 Photo Credit: media.mlive.com
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2014 Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan 4 Vision: “Meeting the safety, access, and mobility needs of bicyclists today, while encouraging more people to bicycle in the future, making Fairfax County bicycle friendly and bicycle safe.” Goals: 1.Develop a safe and connected on and off road bike network that serves all ages and abilities 2.Increase bicycle usage for utilitarian and recreational purposes 3.Increase actual and perceived bicycle safety
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2013-2018 Live Healthy Fairfax Community Health Improvement Plan 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Shared Lane Markings/Sharrows  Indicate a shared environment for bicycles and cars  Often used on low speed roads when there is not enough space to add bike lanes Benefits:  Alert drivers to expect cyclists on the road  Recommend safest place to ride, e.g. safe distance from parked cars 6
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bike Lanes  Designate an exclusive space for bicyclists through the use of pavement markings and signage  Located adjacent to travel lanes or parking lanes  Benefits:  Provide dedicated space, separate from vehicles  Increase actual and perceived safety for bicyclists, encouraging more people to ride bikes  Traffic Calming: Visually narrows the roadway which encourages lower motor vehicle speeds 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Climbing Lanes  Combination: bike lane in uphill direction and shared lane marking in downhill direction  Used on roads with a noticeable grade when there is not enough space to add bike lanes on both sides Benefits:  Allows bicyclists to safely travel uphill without impeding traffic  Increase actual and perceived safety for bicyclists, encouraging more people to ride bikes  Visually narrows the roadway which encourages lower motor vehicle speeds 8
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Hillside Rd Project North of Cameo Square to Old Keene Mill Rd: Narrow 2 lane undivided, no parking Sweet Dale Ct to north of Cameo Square: 2 lane undivided, parking on both sides Rolling Rd to Sweet Dale Ct: 2 lane divided, parking both sides 9
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bicycle Master Plan Recommendations  Hillside Rd: Bike lanes and shared lane markings 10
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposed Street Design 11 Rolling Rd to Sweet Dale Ct: BIKE LANES Sweet Dale Ct to north of Cameo Square: CLIMBING LANE North of Cameo Square to Old Keene Mill Rd: NO CHANGE
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Hillside Rd - Rolling Rd to Sweet Dale Ct 12  17’ travel lanes + 1’ shy lines  Parking lanes on both sides
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposed Street Redesign Hillside Rd - Rolling Rd to Sweet Dale Ct 13  11’ travel lanes + 1’ shy lines  6’ bike lanes  Parking lanes
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Hillside Rd - Sweet Dale Ct to north of Cameo Square 14  14’ travel lanes  Parking lanes on both sides
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposed Street Redesign Hillside Rd - Sweet Dale Ct to north of Cameo Square 15  11’ travel lanes + sharrows downhill  6’ bike lane uphill  Parking lanes on both sides
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Hillside Rd - North of Cameo Square to Old Keene Mill Rd 16  10’ travel lanes + gutter/shy line  No parking  6’ paved walkway
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposed Street Design (No changes) Hillside Rd - North of Cameo Square to Old Keene Mill Rd 17  10’ travel lanes + gutter/shy lines  No parking  6’ paved walkway
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Greeley Blvd Project Carrleigh Parkway to Old Keene Mill Rd 18 1 travel lane each direction, on- street parking
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bicycle Master Plan Recommendations  Greeley Blvd: Climbing lane 19
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Greeley Blvd – Carrleigh Pkwy to Old Keene Mill Rd 20  14’ travel lanes  Parking lanes on both sides
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposed Street Redesign Greeley Blvd – Carrleigh Pkwy to Old Keene Mill Rd 21  11’ travel lanes + sharrows south bound  6’ bike lane north bound  Parking lanes on both sides
  22. 22. County of Fairfax, Virginia Next Steps  Presentation available online tomorrow  Continue gathering community input until February 7, 2017  Redesign plans as necessary  Design completion: April 2017  Projects go to construction Summer 2017 22
  23. 23. County of Fairfax, Virginia Thank You! Questions/Comments? DOTBicyclePrograms@fairfaxcounty.gov VDOT Northern Virginia Paving Program Website: virginiadot.org/projects/northern_virginia/northern_virginia_paving_program.asp (Map updated weekly on Mondays) 23

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