The technical meeting at Fairfax County took place on April 22nd at the Fairfax County Government Center. A full crowd was on hand to listen to three speakers from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation lead technical discussions about subjects concerning the the future of the County.
The first presentation, led by Vanessa Aguayo, was about the Fairfax County proposal to construct a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along the Richmond Highway corridor. Among the topics discussed were the community stakeholder involvement in the project and how BRT might affect future redevelopment of the corridor.
The second presentation, led by Vanessa Holt, was about cut-through mitigation techniques in Fairfax County. Discussed during the presentation were the County’s research into how transportation authorities from across the country mitigate cut-through traffic and the role community stakeholders play in the process of implementing cut-through mitigation techniques.
The third presentation, led by Gregory Fuller, was about the redevelopment plan of Tyson’s Corner into a more connective, multi-modal urban center. The challenges and proposed solutions to redevelopment were discussed during this presentation.
Please join your fellow WDCSITE
colleagues for an easy, fun, and informative tour of the BWI Trail. In advance
of 2019 Bike to Work Day (May 17), we’d love to have you join us to explore the
trail and the facilities it connects, including several MDOT offices and other
We will be meeting at the Thomas A. Dixon, Jr., Aircraft Observation Area at 10:30 AM. Expect the tour to take just over 90 minutes, which includes stops along the way.
Bike rentals will be
provided by Light Street Cycles, but you may bring your own bike if you
prefer. Registration fees for this event are slightly higher if you need
to rent a bike. If you need to rent a bike, please let me know your
height so Light Street Cycles can provide a sufficient number of bicycles for
all riders. If you are renting a bike, you will need to sign a waiver,
which will be provided by Light Street Cycles.
A helmet for each rider
will be required. Please bring one if you can, and let me know if you do
not have one so Light Street Cycles can provide a sufficient supply. If
you have extras available, please let me know, and I will coordinate with you
to see if we need them.
The bicycles being provided by Light Street Cycles have water bottle holders. Please remember to bring water with you.
The tour will simply involve
riding along the trail. The entirety of the trail is physically separated
from roadways. It does cross some intersections, but all are
signal-controlled. Depending on how quickly the tour moves, we will
either complete the loop or stop at a point and turn back.
It is anticipated that PDH
credit(s) will be available. Payment
will be taken electronically only (through Paypal portal).
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM –
Registration and Waivers
10:45 AM – 12:30 PM –
Bike Tour presented by several regional experts, including:
Fred Lippert, PLA – Baltimore Office Director, Toole Design Group
Eric Brenner – Chair, MD Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Meg Young – Shared Mobility Coordinator, Baltimore City DOT
Graham Young – Complete Streets Manager, Baltimore City DOT
No lunch will be provided. We strongly encourage you to bring a packed lunch, as the Aircraft Observation Area is a great spot to watch airplanes landing at BWI. If you plan to eat at the Observation Area, we recommend you bring a portable chair. Please let me know if you plan to stay and do not have a chair.