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Vienna Metro Station Bicycle Access Study

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Vienna Metro Station Bicycle Access Study

Improving non-motorized connections to the Vienna-GMU-Fairfax Metro Station

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Vienna Metro Station Bicycle Access Study

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Vienna Metro Station Bicycle Access Study Improving non-motorized connections to the Vienna-GMU-Fairfax Metro Station Adam Lind Fairfax County Department of Transportation March 2, 2016
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Vienna Metro Bicycle Study • Introductions to team • Background on project • Study Information • Breakout Sessions • Regroup and discuss • Next steps Department of Transportation 2 FHWA
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 3 Background • Fairfax County awarded a Transportation and Land Use Connections (TLC) grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) • TLC grants provide technical assistance to support local government to improve transportation and land use coordination
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Information • TLC grants are six-month studies that are a combined effort of local jurisdiction and consultant • Funding for these grants is limited • Due to time and funding limits, scope of project is focused on limited number of surrounding streets Department of Transportation 4
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Area Department of Transportation 5 • Nutley Street • Courthouse Road to Virginia Center Boulevard • Virginia Center Blvd/Country Creek Road • Nutley Street to Sutton Road • Sutton Road • Courthouse Road to Blake Lane
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Why here? Why now? • 2014: Fairfax County funds $1 million for bicycle improvements around the Vienna Metro station as part of $1.4 billion Transportation Priorities Plan • 2015: VDOT announces “Transform 66” plan which aims to add capacity to I-66 corridor • 2015: Fairfax County DOT works with community and VDOT to include parallel trail in “Transform 66” project Department of Transportation 6 Flickr: M.V. Jantzen
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia I-66 Trail • Transform 66 project includes parallel trail – In I-66 right of way, and on parallel streets • Project also includes improvements on bridge crossings – Nutley Street-Combined shared-use path – Vaden Drive-Bike Lanes and wide sidewalks • I-66 Trail uses Virginia Center Blvd, Country Creek Rd, and Sutton Rd Department of Transportation 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 8
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Conditions-Nutley St • From Tapawingo Road looking SB • 4 lane divided with median • 35 mph • Existing 5’ sidewalk • 25,000+ vehicles per day Department of Transportation 9
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Conditions-Virginia Center Blvd • Looking north towards Vienna Metro • 4 lane divided with median, turn lanes, • 30 mph • Existing 5’ sidewalk, that alternates sides of the street • 8,700+ vehicles per day Department of Transportation 10
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Conditions-Country Creek Rd • Looking west towards Sutton Road • 4 lane undivided, some on street parking • 30 mph • Existing 5’ sidewalk, on both sides of the street • 8,700+ vehicles per day Department of Transportation 11
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Conditions-Sutton Road • Looking south towards Country Creek Rd and Oakton HS • 2 lane undivided, lots of parking • 25 mph • Existing 5’ sidewalk, on one or both sides of the street • 5,400+ vehicles per day Department of Transportation 12
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 13 Bicycle Master Plan (Adopted in 2014) • Nutley Street: Shared Roadway and shared use path • Virginia Center Blvd/Country Creek Rd: Bike Lanes • Sutton Road: Combination of bike lanes and sharrows *I-66 Trail makes a reevaluation of recommendations in this area important*
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Details • Develop maps of study corridors • Gather public input on existing conditions and safety concerns for bicyclists in study area • Analyze safety and operational conditions for bicyclists • Identify candidate bicycle treatments for study corridors Department of Transportation 14
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Details • Develop priority rankings and cost estimates for candidate alternatives • Develop typical cross-section for preferred alternative for each corridor • Identify methods to achieve typical cross- section for each corridor • Develop 30% design plans Department of Transportation 15
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Schedule • February-Compile GIS data, set basemaps, begin to identify existing conditions • March-Public introduction and input – Tonight: Provide input on bicycling in the area, important factors, facility types, areas of concern, etc… – Late March: Public outreach event at Vienna Metro to generate additional input Department of Transportation 16
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Schedule • April-Complete analysis of both intersections and recommended treatments. Develop cross sections for each roadway in the study. • May-Public meeting to present recommendations and gather feedback • June-Finalize alternatives and complete study Department of Transportation 17
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Breakout sessions • Divide into groups around an area map • 30 minutes total • Bicycling conditions in the area – Do you bike? Do you feel safe? Do you feel comfortable? Why or Why not? – What would make you bike more? Dedicated facilities? On-road or Off-road? – Are certain intersections worse than others? How would you improve conditions? Department of Transportation 18
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Feedback & Contact Information • Continue to provide feedback throughout the study • Visit study webpage at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/viennam • Contact Adam Lind, Bicycle Program Coordinator, adam.lind@fairfaxcounty.gov Department of Transportation 19

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