Do You Bike to Metro in Fairfax County? Your input is needed!

April 28th, 2015

Fairfax County seeks input from bike-and-ride commuters.

Bike FairfaxAs we have discussed previously, safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle access is critical to Metro’s success, and WMATA works closely with local jurisdictions to find ways to improve conditions for customers arriving on foot or bike. Compared with the high expense of building more parking garages for park-and-ride customers, investing in better walking and biking infrastructure is an incredibly cost-effective way of attracting Metro customers. On Metro station property, WMATA is making investments such as bike parking and path improvements.  On the public streets beyond, our local and state partners are installing their own new facilities for people walking/biking to the station.

As the jurisdiction experiencing the largest expansion of Metrorail coverage, Fairfax County is actively planning for future bicycle improvements with an eye towards Metro customers who reach the station on two wheels.  If this describes you or someone you know, then check out the Bike Fairfax Wikimapping Project and help the County to better understand how to make bike-to-Metro a better option for everyone. Since current funding can’t cover everything, public feedback will be critical to helping FCDOT prioritize the most pressing needs.

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

The Bike Fairfax Wikimapping Project provides commuters and leisure bicyclists the opportunity to help  prioritize future bicycle improvement projects in Fairfax County.  Specifically, we are reaching out to bicyclists to show us what routes are being used to get to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stations in Fairfax County today. This information will help guide the decision making process on future bicycle infrastructure improvements including wayfinding signage and bike lanes.

The interactive map is open to the public to post their routes and provide feedback until June 30, 2015.

For more information on the project, contact Fairfax County Department of Transportation at 703-877-5600, TTY 711, or email

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