Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Car Free Day

We hope everyone has a good Car Free Day,which is today, September 22. We've heard a report that the Fairfax County bike program staff were seen riding their bikes in the Fair Oaks area. The Fairfax Co DOT office is now located on Legato Road near West Ox Road, about a mile from the main government complex on Government Center Parkway. Since they frequently travel between the two locations, it makes sense to use bikes whenever possible. The Legato office staff have access to a bike room with several bike racks and some small lockers. We hope to have some photos of the recently completed room in the near future.


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Friday, September 19, 2008

Car free celebrations

Two upcoming events celebrate getting around by bicycle. Celebrate Metro DC Car Free Day on Monday September 22, 2008 by using alternative transportation modes for the entire day. Many bike commuters people do so already, so Pledging to be Car Free should be easy.

If you have school-age children, International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday October 8, 2008 is a great opportunity to show kids that there are ways to get to school that don't involve sitting in a car or riding in a bus. If your school doesn't celebrate this day, why not suggest that they do. You can also encourage them to implement the Safe Routes to School program.

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