The Bike Lane is now RENTING bikes

After years of planning and expanding, The Bike Lane has a fleet of Trek FX bikes to rent to customers!  We are really excited about our new rental program.  Now you can rent a bike for an out-of-town guest or if you are in town on business and need to get out and ride!  Even if you live in the area and don’t have a bike, come rent one.  It is a great way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather.  Currently, we are ONLY renting bikes out of our Reston shop.  We’ve made it pretty easy too.  Just reserve your bike online and pick it up on your scheduled pick up day.  Your rental includes a helmet and a flat repair bag.  We also rent locks and car racks. We’ll see how this goes and probably expand into renting road bikes and kids bikes in the spring.

Reserve your bike online!

Fairfax County Bicycle Transportation Master Plan Public Open House

 Attend a meeting- Your input is needed regarding:
What streets and roads need to be bicycle-friendly?
Where should there be on-road bike lanes, off-road trails, and/or other approaches?
Where are the difficult or unsafe locations to bicycle?
How can cycling be made safer for young people or novice cyclists?
How can cycling for short trips, like running errands, shopping, or going to the park or playground be made more attractive?

For more information (including additional meeting dates/locations), visit the project web site at: http://www.tooledesign.com/fairfax.

Upcoming Meetings

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: Herndon | Reston | Sterling
Thursday, October 20, 2011
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunrise Valley Elementary School
10824 Cross School Road, Reston, VA 20191
Access from the W&OD Trail: Take the side path east of Sunrise Valley Drive to the school parking lot sidewalk

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: Mt. Vernon | Rose Hill | Ft. Belvoir | Mason Neck | Huntington
Thursday, Nov 17, 2011
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
South County Government Center
8350 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
Conference Room 221 A-B, 2nd Floor

The Countywide Bicycle Transportation Plan builds on the Fairfax County Bicycle Map, released on May 16th, 2008 and the Tysons Corner Bike Plan, which was presented to the public in spring of 2011 and is currently under review by the County Board of Supervisors. The Bicycle Map was a top priority of the Board of Supervisors, and shows bike friendly routes connecting all of Fairfax County. More information and downloadable versions of the map are available at:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/bikemap/

The Tysons Corner Bike Plan was developed as the first phase of the Countywide Bicycle Transportation Plan, to coordinate with the introduction of Metro’s Silver Line and the land use changes ongoing and anticipated in Tysons Corner. The Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan, Phase I: Tysons Corner can be viewed at:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/tysonsbikeplan/tysons_final_bike_master_plan.htm

Phase 2 will build on the information gleaned from Phase 1, and will broadly address bicycle access throughout Fairfax County. The goal of this phase will be to identify specific improvements that are needed to accommodate and encourage bicycling within and between activity and population centers throughout Fairfax County, as well as to adjacent jurisdictions. Building from the policy analysis conducted in Phase 1, Phase 2 will recommend countywide policies and programs needed to support bicycling. Bicyclists of all skill levels will be accommodated in this Plan.

The objectives to be addressed include:

  • Encouraging healthy lifestyles and physical activity through daily commutes;
  • Enhanced recreational opportunities;
  • Increased conservation of energy resources;
  • Congestion mitigation and emission reduction;
  • Improved mobility for all transportation system users;
  • Conversion of short (less than three miles) single-occupancy vehicle trips to bicycle trips.

Find out more about this project