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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bike lane projects planned for Annandale

Sleepy Hollow Road at Columbia Pike. 
Fairfax County is considering bike lane projects for two roads in Annandale:
  • Hummer Road between Annandale Road and Little River Turnpike and 
  • Sleepy Hollow Road between Columbia Pike and Bay Tree Lane. 
The improvements would consist of restriping and would be done in conjunction with repaving projects carried by the Virginia Department of Transportation during the summer or fall of 2017.

“We are aiming to include bike lanes for both projects, but there may be constraints that limit us to shared lanes in some places,” says Adam Lind, bicycle program coordinator at the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.

The public is invited to a community meeting hosted by FCDOT Jan. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Mason Government Center.

At the meeting FCDOT will gather input from the community on various proposals to improve traffic safety, bicycling, and the pedestrian environment in Annandale.

13 comments:

  1. This is great news! I'm excited!
    .....said no one.

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    1. This is great news. I'm excited!

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    2. Alright, let me go dust off my bike...

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    3. ... and inflate your tires. :) This is great news and I'm excited!

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  2. More bike lanes to nowhere. I have not seen a single person using the bike lanes that have been striped in over the past couple of years.

    It remains treacherously dangerous to ride a bike on our main arteries, no matter how many side streets VDOT re-stripes.

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  3. Glad to see Hummer will be repaved. It's a mess.

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  4. I've never seen anybody use the bike lanes!

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  5. Fairfax Co. lets roads get to an awful state, and they hope we will be glad to have them paved even if they install bike lanes on them. I have been watching Annandale Road and Backlick since the bike lanes were installed, and have not seen a single biker yet. There are good places to have bike lanes, but not on every major road in Fairfax County.

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  6. Right now, Backlick Rd and Little River turnpike don't have any bike lanes, nor any alternate quiet side streets to use. So you take your life in your hands if you ride there. So if you don't have a reasonably complete network that also involves major roads, they won't get much use.

    I've worked in Rosslyn for more than 20 years and it use to not have any bikes despite trails being nearby. That is because major highways like Wilson boulevard didn't have them.
    Now that this network is complete, there is a *lot* of bike traffic there.

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  7. I use the bike lanes a lot. Glad they're expanding the lanes to more of the main roads. Still, if your daily bike route is via main roads, then you're doing it wrong.

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  8. I use bike lanes almost every day to commute to and from work. So, people use them. I agree that bike lanes don't seem comfortable since they are typically unprotected and adjacent to traffic.

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  9. Glad to see FCDOT taking the initiative to make bike commuting safer. When I bike to work from Broyhill Park to Baileys Crossroad, I have to use the road network, and it is challenging because of all the cars. This is part of a slow (too slow I think) transformation that will improve quality of life in Fairfax County.

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  10. I use the bike lanes and have seen others do so. Hummer would be a great place for one. My guess is that those who have not seen a bike lane used do not travel at times when they are used.

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