County Pledges $11 Million in Pedestrian Improvements
In an effort to combat the rising number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents, Fairfax County has identified $11 million dollars to complete planned improvements to pedestrian infrastructure. The project will assess and improve pedestrian walkways and bridges. It will also provide traffic signals. Supervisors also approved the use of $1.65 million in commercial and industrial (C&I) taxes for the projects.
Combined, the funding will go towards 10 planned transportation projects around the county, including sidewalk and intersection fixes along Route 50 and bridge replacements in Chantilly and Reston, among others. This is excellent news for bicyclists and pedestrians wanting to get outdoors!