2023 is an election year and Democratic primaries are just around the corner. Ffx FSS wants to help you make an informed decision about the candidates who will work the hardest on your behalf to make our county’s streets safe for everyone.   Who are the candidates who are making safe streets a priority? We asked all Board of Supervisors candidates to explain their positions on five important Sustainable Transportation topics.  You can read their responses on our new 2023 Voter Resources page.  Democratic candidates will participate in a June 20th primary to determine who will run in the general election on November 7th. Early voting

The Alexandria Families for Safe Streets newsletter for Spring 2023 has just been posted! Check out the newest updates at the link below! https://novasafestreets.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/afss-spring-2023-newsletter.pdf If you have any issues viewing the PDF in your browser, there is a download option in the top right of the PDF viewer.

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2023 Alexandria, VA: Fairfax Families for Safe Streets (Ffx FSS), the leading pedestrian safety advocacy organization in Fairfax and with affiliated FSS chapters in Alexandria and Arlington (collectively NoVA FSS) has released the The Fairfax County Safe Streets Report – 2022. The report brings awareness to the long-standing and increasing risks to the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vulnerable road users in Fairfax County.  There were a record 32 pedestrian crash fatalities during 2022, and an additional 53 serious pedestrian injuries from crashes.  The number of fatalities in 2022 was significantly higher than recent years and higher than the

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2023 Alexandria, VA: Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets (NoVA FSS), the leading pedestrian safety advocacy organization in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria, is launching the new version of the Near Miss and Dangerous Locations data reporting and dashboard, a crowdsourced reporting application and data visualization platform. Near Miss and Dangerous Location reports are submitted by people who walk, bike or drive on Northern Virginia streets, roads and sidewalks. The collected data is available to the public at no cost. This data is also used to inform Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT), Alexandria Transportation and Environmental Services

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.

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