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Vienna Metro Station Area Bicycle Access Study

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Vienna Metro Station Area Bicycle Access Study
Improving non-motorized connections to the Vienna-GMU-Fairfax Metro Station

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Vienna Metro Station Area Bicycle Access Study

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Vienna Metro Station Area Bicycle Access Study Improving non-motorized connections to the Vienna-GMU-Fairfax Metro Station Adam Lind Fairfax County Department of Transportation March 16, 2016
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Agenda • Background on project • Study Approach • Candidate Treatments – Selection Criteria – Options by roadway segment • Next steps Department of Transportation 2 FHWA
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 3 Background • Fairfax County awarded a Transportation and Land Use Connections (TLC) grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) • TLC grants provide technical assistance to support local government to improve transportation and land use coordination
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Area Department of Transportation 4 • Sutton Road • Courthouse Road to Blake Lane • Virginia Center Blvd/Country Creek Road • Nutley Street to Sutton Road • Nutley Street • Courthouse Road to Virginia Center Boulevard
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Why here? Why now? • 2014: Fairfax County funds $1 million for bicycle improvements around the Vienna Metro station as part of $1.4 billion Transportation Priorities Plan • 2015: VDOT announces “Transform 66” plan which aims to add capacity to I-66 corridor • 2015: Fairfax County DOT works with community and VDOT to include parallel trail in “Transform 66” project Department of Transportation 5 Flickr: M.V. Jantzen
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Approach • Gather public input on existing conditions and safety concerns for bicyclists in area • Analyze safety and operational conditions for bicyclists • Identify candidate bicycle treatments for study corridors • Develop typical cross-sections for candidate treatments Department of Transportation 6
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Study Approach • 1st Public Meeting: March 2nd – Focused on existing conditions, gather input from community on routes, trouble spots, desired bicycle infrastructure • Pop up outreach: April 5th – Two teams at Vienna Metro to intercept commuters and get feedback on bicycling in the area. Over 60 responses Department of Transportation 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments • Selection Criteria – Safety • Metrics: Bicycle Level of Service and Bicycle Intersection Safety Index – Connectivity • Vienna Metro Station and I-66 Trail – Cost • Minimize need for Right of Way acquisition or utility relocation – Operations • Minimize impact to existing traffic operations – Public Input Department of Transportation 8
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Safety Analysis • Bicycle Level of Service and Bicycle Intersection Safety Index – Bicycle Level of Service (BLOS) analyzes the level of service (graded from highest "A" to lowest "F") on roadway segments; • Variables Include: *Average effective width of the outside through lane *Motorized vehicle volumes *Motorized vehicle speeds *Heavy truck volumes *Pavement condition Department of Transportation 9
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Safety Analysis • Bicycle Level of Service and Bicycle Intersection Safety Index – The Bicycle Intersection Safety Index (Bike ISI) is a model that produces a safety index score, with higher scores indicating a greater priority for an in-depth safety assessment. • The index is determined by calculating a separate value for bicycle crash potential for each turning movement at an intersection. The index is based on existing conditions and is a function of traffic speed, traffic volume, roadway width, traffic control, and other intersection conditions. Department of Transportation 10
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Safety Analysis Department of Transportation 11
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments • Bicycle Level of Service and Bicycle Intersection Safety Index - Results – Bicycle Level of Service: • Almost all segments rated E (A-F scale) • Intersections rated D/E for bicyclists • Only looks at on road portion: No existing on road infrastructure on any of these streets – Bicycle Intersection Safety Index • Evaluated 201 turning movements at 19 intersections • Nearly all rated as low to moderate risk Department of Transportation 12
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments Department of Transportation 13 Signed Route Buffered Bike Lane Sharrows Bike Lane Shared Use PathProtected Bike Lane
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments • Treatments identified for 5 roadway segments – Segment #1: Sutton Road – Chain Bridge Rd to Country Creek Rd – Segment #2: Sutton Road – Country Creek Rd to Blake Lane – Segment #3: Country Creek Road – Sutton Rd to Vaden Dr – Segment #4: Virginia Center Boulevard – Vaden Dr to Nutley St – Segment #5: Nutley Street – Virginia Center Blvd to Courthouse Rd • Segments are part of a single network, but treatments can be selected discretely Department of Transportation 14
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments Department of Transportation 15 11 22 33 44 55
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #1: Sutton Road between Chain Bridge Road and Country Creek Road Option A: On-road bike lanes south of Oleander Ave. and sharrows north of Oleander Ave Option B: Off-road shared-use path on east side of road Department of Transportation 16
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #1: Sutton Road between Chain Bridge Road and Country Creek Road (Option A) Department of Transportation 17
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #1: Sutton Road between Chain Bridge Road and Country Creek Road (Option A) Department of Transportation 18
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #1: Sutton Road between Chain Bridge Road and Country Creek Road (Option B) Department of Transportation 19 Shared Use Path
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #1: Sutton Road between Chain Bridge Road and Country Creek Road (Option B) Department of Transportation 20 Shared Use Path
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments Segment #2: Sutton Road between Country Creek Road and Blake Lane –Option A: Off-road shared-use path on east/south side of road –Option B: Off-road shared-use path on west/north side of road Department of Transportation 21
  22. 22. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #2: Sutton Road between Country Creek Road and Blake Lane (Option A) Department of Transportation 22 Shared Use Path
  23. 23. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #2: Sutton Road between Country Creek Road and Blake Lane (Option B) Department of Transportation 23 Shared Use Path
  24. 24. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments Segment #3: Country Creek Road between Sutton Road and Vaden Drive –Option A: Road diet with buffered/protected bike lanes; retain on-street parking –Option B: Road diet with buffered/protected bike lanes; eliminate on-street parking Department of Transportation 24
  25. 25. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #3: Country Creek Road between Sutton Road and Vaden Drive (Option A) Department of Transportation 25 *Retains parking only between Vaden Dr and Shawn Leigh Drive
  26. 26. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #3: Country Creek Road between Sutton Road and Vaden Drive (Option B) Department of Transportation 26 *Removes parking between Vaden Dr and Shawn Leigh Drive
  27. 27. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments Segment #4: Virginia Center Boulevard between Vaden Drive and Nutley Street –All options have off-road bidirectional protected bike lane between Metro Station and I-66 Trail –Option A: Eastbound buffered/protected bike lane between I-66 Trail connection and Nutley Street; westbound buffered/protected bike lane for full segment; extensive median reconfiguration –Option B: Off-road bidirectional shared use path continues from I-66 Trail connection to Nutley Street Department of Transportation 27
  28. 28. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #4: Virginia Center Boulevard between Vaden Drive and Nutley Street (All Options) Department of Transportation 28 2-Way Protected Bike Lane
  29. 29. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #4: Virginia Center Boulevard between Vaden Drive and Nutley Street (Option A) Department of Transportation 29 Concrete or Painted Median – Width Varies
  30. 30. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #4: Virginia Center Boulevard between Vaden Drive and Nutley Street (Option B) Department of Transportation 30 Shared Use Path B
  31. 31. County of Fairfax, Virginia Candidate Treatments Segment #5: Nutley Street between Virginia Center Boulevard and Courthouse Road –Option A: Off-road bidirectional shared-use path on west side of road Department of Transportation 31
  32. 32. County of Fairfax, Virginia Segment #5: Nutley Street between Virginia Center Boulevard and Courthouse Road Department of Transportation 32 Shared Use Path
  33. 33. County of Fairfax, Virginia Next Steps • Incorporate feedback from public meeting • Finalize priority rankings • Identify preferred alternative • Develop preliminary design plans • Develop cost estimates for preferred alternative Department of Transportation 33
  34. 34. County of Fairfax, Virginia Feedback & Contact Information • Continue to provide feedback throughout the study-Study Ends June 30th • Visit study webpage at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/viennam • Contact Adam Lind, Bicycle Program Coordinator, adam.lind@fairfaxcounty.gov Department of Transportation 34

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