Fair Woods Parkway Neighborway

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Fairfax City plans to implement a neighborway along Fair Wood Parkway (formerly 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.

A revised concept was developed and shared for public feedback. The revised concept and feedback results will be shared with City Council for consideration.

About the Project

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 Fair Woods 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. Fair Woods 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 Fair Wood Parkway (formerly 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.

A revised concept was developed and shared for public feedback. The revised concept and feedback results will be shared with City Council for consideration.

About the Project

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 Fair Woods 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. Fair Woods 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.


Questions

The project team will respond to questions about the project within two days.

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    I would like to know what the plan is to develop Dale Lestina trail. For instance, is there a plan to expand (widen) it? Has there been an assessment of how this project will increase bike and pedestrian traffic? Will there be lights at night along the trail? My home is very close to the trail, as illustrated in the map and I would appreciate knowing the plans for any work on the trail in connection with this project.

    travisgranius asked about 1 year ago

    This project (the Fair Woods Parkway/Plantation Parkway Neighborway) is focused on the on-street environment, including potential features such as crosswalks, traffic calming, and wayfinding. This project does not include changes to the Dale Lestina Park or Trail.

    This question has been forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Department, which is responsible for maintenance and future plans for the park and trail. At this time, we are not aware of any plans to widen the trail or add lighting. 

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