Fairfax County Voters Approve Transportation Bond Measure: Safe Routes to School Projects Included!

Screenshot 2014-11-05 11.09.51Yesterday, the voters of Fairfax County overwhelmingly supported a $100 million bond measure to fund a variety of transportation projects in the county, including many pedestrian, bicycle and Safe Routes to School projects! The bond measure includes $77.5 million in pedestrian projects, $6.5 million in bike projects, and $16 million in spot road projects.

Approximately $17.5 million will go towards projects near the following schools in Fairfax County:

  • Annandale High School: Medford Drive Walkway
  • Belle View Elementary School: Fort Hunt Road Walkway
  • Chesterbrook Elementary School: Kirby Road Walkway Improvements
  • Fairhill Elementary School: Chichester Lane Walkway
  • Glen Forest Elementary School: Glen Forest Drive Walkway
  • Hayfield Secondary School: Telegraph Road            
  • Longfellow Middle School: Westmoreland Street Walkway
  • Mount Vernon High School: Old Mount Vernon Road Walkway
  • South Lakes High SchoolLangston Hughes Middle School: South Lakes Drive Walkways
  • Stratford Landing Elementary School: Riverside Road Walkway
  • South County High School: Silverbrook Road Walkway   
  • West Potomac High School: Quander Avenue Walkway
  • West Springfield High School: Center Road Walkway
  • West Springfield High School: Rolling Road Walkway

Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling has a full list of the bicycle projects here.

This is a significant victory for safe walking and bicycling in Fairfax County, and comes on the heels of last’s weeks unanimous approval of the Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan! There is still a lot of work to be done in implementing these projects, but things are certainly moving forward in Fairfax County!

More information on the bond measure is available here.

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