Plantation Parkway Neighborway

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Fairfax City plans to implement a Neighborway along Plantation Parkway. The city’s bicycle plan defines a Neighborway as a street with low vehicle volumes and speeds that accommodate safe bicycle travel through signage, pavement markings, and/or traffic calming.

Neighborways provide low-stress routes on residential streets as an alternative to busier arterial roads. Neighborways are shared by automobiles and bicycles at speeds that are more comfortable for bicyclists and increase the number of routes available to cyclists of all ages and abilities. Neighborways can also benefit residents, drivers, and pedestrians by calming traffic and encouraging more predictable travel behavior.

The primary goals for this project are to:

  1. Develop guidelines for how Neighborways should be designed to help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians share the street safely
  2. Create conceptual designs to implement the Neighborway design as a pilot project on Plantation Parkway

The city’s bicycle master plan recommends a network of Neighborways to provide more options for the community to bike and walk within and between neighborhoods, community centers, activity centers, and other destinations. Plantation Parkway was selected for the first Neighborway project due to its connectivity benefits, such as the route to the Vienna Metrorail station, the George Snyder Trail, and the planned Country Club Commons Trail, as well as residents' desire for traffic calming. The project area is between the George Snyder Trail crossing (just north of Fairfax Boulevard) and the cul-de-sac at the north end of the road.


Fairfax City plans to implement a Neighborway along Plantation Parkway. The city’s bicycle plan defines a Neighborway as a street with low vehicle volumes and speeds that accommodate safe bicycle travel through signage, pavement markings, and/or traffic calming.

Neighborways provide low-stress routes on residential streets as an alternative to busier arterial roads. Neighborways are shared by automobiles and bicycles at speeds that are more comfortable for bicyclists and increase the number of routes available to cyclists of all ages and abilities. Neighborways can also benefit residents, drivers, and pedestrians by calming traffic and encouraging more predictable travel behavior.

The primary goals for this project are to:

  1. Develop guidelines for how Neighborways should be designed to help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians share the street safely
  2. Create conceptual designs to implement the Neighborway design as a pilot project on Plantation Parkway

The city’s bicycle master plan recommends a network of Neighborways to provide more options for the community to bike and walk within and between neighborhoods, community centers, activity centers, and other destinations. Plantation Parkway was selected for the first Neighborway project due to its connectivity benefits, such as the route to the Vienna Metrorail station, the George Snyder Trail, and the planned Country Club Commons Trail, as well as residents' desire for traffic calming. The project area is between the George Snyder Trail crossing (just north of Fairfax Boulevard) and the cul-de-sac at the north end of the road.


  • The primary goals of the Neighborway Guidelines and Fair Woods Parkway/Plantation Parkway Neighborway Design project are:

    1. Develop guidelines for how neighborways should be designed to help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians share the street safely
    2. Create conceptual designs to implement the Neighborway design as a pilot project on Plantation Parkway

    The purpose of this survey is to provide an overview of the design guidelines, summarize existing conditions on Plantation Parkway, present the alternative concepts explored for Plantation Parkway, and collect feedback about these concepts. 

    Review the background information and details about the alternative concepts presented on the first several pages. (To see the same information in a larger format, view the December 14 Open House Presentation Boards.) Then identify preferred concepts for each of several locations and provide any other comments you may have about the project recommendations. You can also use the map tool to provide comments about other specific locations in the project area.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. This survey is now closed. If you have additional questions or comments, please contact the Transportation Division.

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Page last updated: 18 Dec 2022, 06:27 AM