Fairfax County is creating a bicycle transportation plan that will include the Town of Herndon.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Fairfax County is in the midst of creating a Bicycle Transportation Plan that will include the town of Herndon. Fairfax County is working to make the county's roads better for bicyclists by identifying locations for future bike facilities, such as bike lanes, shared bike lanes and trails, as well as making an outline for implementation of the plan. The Herndon Town Council discussed endorsement of the plan at its last public hearing and the discussion has been continued to its Aug. 14 public hearing. (See the town's resolution on the plan here.) The county's plan will include recommendations for bicycle facilities inside the Town of Herndon. Fairfax County's plan is expected to be considered for adoption by the Board of Supervisors this …
With third straight year of zero funding for program, cyclists say some transportation improvements are threatened; county to look toward Arlington for model
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors formally adopted a $6.7 billion budget Tuesday morning, a spending plan which put aside more money for human services, schools and employee pay but, for the third consecutive year, not bicycle programs. Although the county funds a full-time bicycle coordinator in its transportation department, the bicycle program has gone without funding since fiscal year 2011, according to Fairfax County staff reports provided to supervisors this year. The county's formal bike program was launched in 2006 as the Comprehensive Bicycle Initiative. Early projects included developing the county's first bike route map, retrofitting connector buses, and adding bike racks to county park and ride lots. The program received…