Efforts to make Northern Virginia more bicycle friendly continue and The League of American Bicyclists — a nonprofit advocacy group headquartered in DC — is now asking Manassas residents for their feedback on cycling in the city.
The survey can be taken online and will stay open until Wednesday.
The City of Manassas recently applied for a Bicycle Friendly Community award from the group. The survey is part of the review process.
“[W]e want to hear from residents, local area bicyclists, and bike advocates about your experiences and perceptions of bicycling in the community,” the league said. “Your input will help the League and the applicant community to better understand current bicycling conditions and potential areas for improvement.”
The award is expected to be announced in May during National Bike Month.
Manassas has added several bike-only lanes to its roads over the years. And its current cycling network can be seen online.
As Potomac Local News reported last year, not everyone is thrilled with the additions.
Some residents told the outlet that police won’t let them park in front of their own homes if there’s a bike lane. That means parking somewhere else and walking, or getting a written warning.
And the effort to bring more bicycles to NoVA continues to spread.
Fairfax County’s Capital Bikeshare program “launched its next generation electric bicycle” in March and is bringing 850 e-bikes to Fairfax County, Arlington County, and DC through April, according to a news release.
The new e-bikes — which boast no shift transmissions, electric assist up to 20 mph, and larger batteries — will be at the following locations:
- Tysons Metro North
- Dunn Loring Metro
- W&OD Trail/Sunset Hills Road & Isaac Newton Square
- Wiehle-Reston Metro South
- Reston Town Center Metro North
Membership details are online. Pricing for nonmembers is $1 to unlock the bike and then $0.15 per minute during the ride.
Fairfax County says it plans to order 100 of the new e-bikes for a planned expansion around Franconia-Springfield and Tysons. Next year, the county says it will order 200 more for the Huntington and Innovation Metrorail stations, Baileys Crossroads, Seven Corners, and Annandale.
Featured photo courtesy Fairfax County
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