A summary of the Fairfax Families for Safe Streets (Ffx FSS) September 12, 2022 meeting is now available. Please read the September 2022 meeting notes and find out how you can get involved.

Ffx FSS advocates for specific Rt 7 safety improvements that support the Culmore community located between Baileys Crossroads and Seven Corners, one of the most dangerous corridors in Fairfax County for pedestrians and cyclists. Read the full letter below, and find out how you can get involved: August 25, 2022Ms. Houda AliVirginia Department of TransportationNorthern Virginia District4975 Alliance DriveFairfax, Virginia 22030Sent via: meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov RE: Comments on Culmore Pedestrian Safety   Dear Ms. Ali,  The Fairfax Families for Safe Streets (FfxFSS) would like to submit these comments to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) on recommendations for pedestrian safety improvements

“Seven years ago, the District of Columbia made an ambitious commitment: It would aim to eliminate traffic deaths in the city by 2024. Christened Vision Zero, the program prompted other cities and jurisdictions in the region to follow, instituting several projects, like reducing speed limits, adding more protected bike lanes, and other safety infrastructure. “But all over the D.C. area, the project has failed. Not only have traffic deaths persisted — they’ve reached their highest numbers in nearly 15 years.” Read the full article

Today, Fairfax County School Board Member Karl Frisch informed constituents that the school division’s Office of Transportation Services (OTS) and Office of Safety and Security (OSS) have completed their Safety Study evaluating school bus stops on Blake Lane. As a result, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has made 22 bus stop changes.

Fairfax Families for Safe Streets, along with the Coalition for Smarter Growth and the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling, requested VDOT’s help in addressing an area of Leesburg Pike in Mason District that has recently claimed another pedestrian fatality. This corridor is well known for being one of the most hazardous corridors for pedestrians in Fairfax County. The organizations conducted an analysis…

Winter is headed our way, along with holidays and inclement weather. It’s time to double down on our efforts and ensure that our streets are safe for us all, regardless of how we get to where we’re going. Check out our Fall Newsletter about recent accomplishments and activities with Fairfax FSS.

Fairfax Families for Safe Streets signed onto a letter of support thanking the Fairfax Board of Supervisors for resolution unanimously approved at the October 5 Board meeting that calls for expediting funding and implementation of much needed pedestrian and bicyclist safety improvements in the County.