New bicycle lanes are being proposed for Ravensworth Road, Coffer Woods Road, Burke Road, Patriot Drive, Guinea Road, Queensberry Avenue and Heritage Drive in Braddock District. The improvements would come as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation 2016 summer road repaving program.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation has scheduled community meeting to explain the projects on April 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Canterbury Woods Elementary School. The school is located at 4910 Willet Drive in Annandale.
Jeff Anderson of Vienna, board president of the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling, said Lawyers Road in Vienna is a successful example of a similar paving project that resulted in bike lanes going both directions and a general drop in vehicle accidents.
“It’s not just about bike lanes, it’s about reducing accidents, speed, making the community more livable and safer,” said Anderson. “If the road is currently unsafe, there’s a reason there’s no cyclists on it.”
For additional information and links to maps of the proposed projects, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/braddockdistrictbikelanes.htm.