Area residents can help set the course to make Fairfax County a bicycle-friendly community by attending a public meeting on the countywide Bicycle Transportation Master Plan. It’s slated for Tuesday, March 6, from 6:30-9 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. People may drop in anytime, and there’ll be a presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully) and the county Department of Transportation are hosting the meeting. The purpose of the bicycle plan is to establish a system of on- and off-road bike lanes that will serve as a bicycle transportation network in the county.
Included in that network will be a range of specific improvements needed to accommodate and encourage bicycling within and between the county's activity and population centers, as well as to and from adjacent jurisdictions.
At the meeting, public input will be sought on the following questions:
What streets and roads need to be bicycle-friendly?
Where should there be on-road bike lanes, off-road trails and/or other approaches?
Where are the difficult or unsafe locations to bicycle?
How can cycling be made safer for young people or novice cyclists?
How can cycling for short trips – like running errands, shopping or going to the park or playground – be made more attractive?
For more information, go to www.tooledesign.com/fairfax.