Support bike facilities on Beltway HOT Lanes bridgesNow is the time to speak out for bike facilities on the Beltway HOT Lanes bridges. The Beltway has been a barrier to bicycle travel in Northern Virginia for over 40 years and now is the time to overcome that barrier. Public hearings on the proposed Beltway/I-495 High Occupancy Toll (HOT) project were just announced.
There will be hearings on two evenings, Tues. May 20 & Wed. May 21. An open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. After a brief presentation at 7 p.m. there will be a public comment period. Arrive early to sign up for the speaker's list at the door.
- May 20, Tuesday, Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.
- May 21, Wednesday, Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
- This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide bicycle connections across the Beltway which has been a barrier to bicycle travel for 40 years.
- The bicycle facilities on the Fairfax County Trails Plan need to be on the plans for all bridges and overpasses, including bike lanes and multi-use trails where appropriate. See the McLean Citizens Association resolution for more info.
- Final Agreement between VDOT and Fairfax Co DOT on bike/ped facilities on bridges. Document lists Trails Plan designation for each bridge along with proposed facilities.
- Final Plans for HOT lanes bridges, N to S:
- Lewinsville Rd
- Jones Branch Connector
- Chain Bridge Rd - Route 123
- Westpark Bridge - Cross section is missing and it is difficult to determine planned facilities on the bridge.
- Leesburg Pike - Route 7
- Oak St
- Idylwood Rd
- W&OD Trail
- Lee Hwy - Routes 29-237
- Gallows Rd
- Little River Pike - Route 236
- Wakefield Ped/Bike Bridge
- Braddock Rd
- VDOT HOT lanes project page
- Earlier FABB HOT lanes blog entry
- Later FABB blog entry on announcement of a final deal with VDOT
- Our letter to the Washington Post “With HOT Lanes Must Come Bike Lanes”
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