May-June 2017 FABB Newsletter.

I-66 Outside the Beltway Meetings in June —Bike facilities are included in current plans for the I-66 Multimodal project outside the Beltway, across the rebuilt bridges over I-66 and a new parallel trail that would be an extension of the Custis Trail located inside the Beltway. VDOT is holding public information meetings in June. Cyclists are encouraged to attend to learn about these plans and support bike facilities.

Monday, June 12, 2017
Oakton High School Cafeteria
2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Stone Middle School Cafeteria
5500 Sully Park Drive, Centreville, VA 20120

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Piney Branch Elementary School Cafeteria/Gym
8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136

All meeting times are 6-8:30 p.m. A brief presentation at each meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer session. See the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project page for supporting documents. See the FABB I-66 page and VDOT's I-66 Outside the Beltway Concept Plans page


FABB Monthly Meeting June 21—Join FABB for our monthly meeting at the Braddock Governmental Center on Wed, June 21, 7:30pm-9:00pm. See the FABB Events Calendar for details on meeting location. The focus of the meeting is bicycling issues in the Braddock and Springfield Districts. Speakers include Nancy-Jo Manney, President of Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and Ann Sharp, Senior Staff Assistant to Braddock Supervisor John Cook. For more information, contact Douglas Stewart at douglas(at)fabb-bikes.org.


Biking to the Silver Line Stations

We've created a page of information about bicycling to the new Silver Line stations. The page includes possible bike routes to the Wiehle and Tysons stations, information about bike facilities at each of the stations, and info about using bikes on Metro. See also WMATA's Silver Line Metro site for other info about the stations.


Bike Room at Wiehle Station

Memberships for the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station bike room are now being accepted. To receive an info packet, write to the county bicycle program. See the FABB blog entry with more details about joining.


Fairfax Safe Routes to School page

A major goal of FABB is to encourage more kids to bike to school. We're working with a grass roots Safe Routes to School network to reach that goal. We recently developed a FABB web page devoted to summarizing information about Safe Routes to School in Fairfax.


Bicycle Parking Policy—Fairfax County has issued Bicycle Parking Guidelines. The guidelines include “specific standards for the County to use as part of the land development process”. The new standards will either be a Board Policy, an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, or incorporated into the Public Facilities Manual. FABB has advocated for these guidelines since 2007. See Supervisor Smyth's Board Matter from the November 19, 2007 meeting, page 20, no. 40.


   

Goals

  • County Bicycle Master Plan
  • Prioritized list of bicycle projects connecting major residential, employment, and commercial centers
  • Bicycle parking
  • Cross county bike routes
  • Bicycle Safety and Police Outreach
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • VDOT Bicycle Advisory Committee

A brief history

The roots of FABB go to spring 2005 when about 10 bicycle enthusiasts got together to talk about ways to advance cycling in Fairfax County. The group met during 2005 and eventually decided to be affiliated with WABA. Since 2006 we've contacted cyclists at various bicycle events, handing out copies of the FABB brochure, and signing up cyclists for our bi-monthly newsletters. We continue to advocate for better bicycling conditions in Fairfax.

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Who we are

We are a group of concerned cyclists who want to make bicycling an integral part of the transportation network of Fairfax County, VA.

FABB Social Rides—FABB sponsors social rides throughout Fairfax. Check our Events calendar for info on future rides. See the FABB Social Rides page for cue sheets and info about past rides.
Report an agressive driver—See the FABB guide to reporting an aggressive driver.


FABB is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations to FABB are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our tax id number is 81-0704062. If you would like a copy of FABB's 990 form, please email info@fabb-bikes.org.

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FABB
P.O. Box 3752
Reston, VA 20195





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