Bike Room at Wiehle Station
At their meeting on Oct. 29 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors agreed to offer a reduced introductory rate for use of the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station bike room. The annual rate for use of the room is $75. The reduced rate will be $45 for the first year or $75 for the first two years.
Fairfax County is maintaining a waiting list for rental of the room. To put your name on the list write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once there is a system in place the county will begin selling memberships.
Countywide Bicycle Master Plan —The plan was completed in July 2012, nearly one year ago. We expect the plan to go before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in
2013 2014. See a copy of the DRAFT Bicycle Master Plan. We've also created a summary of the draft plan. Since the official plan website is no longer available, see presentations, area profiles, fliers, and other info on Fairfaxpedia.
Bicycle Master Plan presentation to Board of Supervisors, September 17, 2013.The following are overlapping maps of four quadrants in Fairfax County showing recommended on- and off-road bicycle facilities. These maps are DRAFT as of July 15, 2012:
Northwest - Northeast - Southwest - Southeast
Draft list of Potential Improvement Projects that were an outcome of the Bicycle Master Plan process.
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.
FABB Events Calendar lists all upcoming events, meetings, and other bicycle-related activities in the area.
FABB is now a RoadID affiliate. If you click on the RoadID icon on the left, 10% of any RoadID products you purchase within 60 days will be donated to FABB. RoadID provides personal identification gear such as dog tags (FIXX ID), Wrist ID, and others.
Bicycle Incident Report Form—WABA's form for reporting incidents of aggressive, passing too close, harassment, and other such interactions with motorists. In the past Fairfax County Police collected this information using their Aggressive Driver form. Due to budget cuts, that form is no longer available. Cyclists can use this form instead.
Tysons Bicycle Master Plan—The final draft of the Tysons Bicycle Master Plan and accompanying maps were completed last February. Public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors have still not been held. We're hoping they will occur this spring. When approved, the plan will become part of the county Comprehensive Plan.
Guide for Reviewing Public Road Design and Bicycling Accommodations for Virginia Bicycling Advocates—Virginia bicycling advocates have a new resource to help them review and comment on public road projects. The new guide, prepared by FABB in consultation with the Virginia (VDOT) and Fairfax County departments of transportation, outlines ways bicycling proponents can get involved in the process of designing, approving, building, and retrofitting roads to ensure that bicycling accommodations are integrated into the plans where needed. Although geared for Virginia, many of the ideas contained in the report could be applied to other locations as well. Guide web page. Download a High res version (18MB) or a smaller Low res version (6MB). View the online version of the Guide.
Bicycle Parking Policy—Fairfax County has issued draft bike parking guidelines for review. The guidelines will 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. See Supervisor Smyth's Board Matter from the November 19, 2007 meeting, page 20, no. 40.
- 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
Road ID - FABB is an affiliate of Road ID - the company that makes identification accessories for cyclists, runners, and other active individuals who may not have their identification or relevant medical information with them during their activities. The FABB logo is available for engraving on the front of Road ID's dog tag called the "FIXX ID." FABB will receive 10% of your Road ID purchase. Click the banner above to shop.
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.