|A "road diet" and bike lanes are proposed for Guinea Road.|
Last month, we reported on the Fairfax County Department of Transportation’s plans to implement bike lanes on roads VDOT plans to repave this summer in Mason District. FCDOT also plans to carry out similar projects in the Braddock District, including the following roads in the Annandale area.
- Braeburn Drive between Guinea Road and Wakefield Chapel Road – A bike lane would be added in each direction. The road is wide enough to maintain the existing two traffic lanes and parking lanes, states the proposal from FCDOT Bicycle Program Coordinator Adam Lind.
- Patriot Drive from Heritage Drive to Americana Drive – Like Braeburn, there would be one driving lane, one bike lane, and one parking lane in each direction.
- Queensberry Avenue – Between Braddock Road and Ravenel Lane, there would be one driving lane, one bike lane, and one parking lane in each direction. Between Ravenel Lane and Hemming Avenue, there isn’t enough room for bike lanes, so the plan calls for shared-lane markings in the road, known as “sharrows,” to indicate the lane is for both drivers and bicyclists.
- Guinea Road between Braeburn Drive and Ashmeade Drive – A “road diet” would be implemented on this section, where there’s a history of crashes. Instead of two lanes in each direction, there would be one traffic lane and one bike lane in each direction with a turn lane in the center.