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FINAL PLAN  2017  THE CITY OF FAIRFAX MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Contents OVERVIEW 1 THE CITY OF FAIRFAX TODAY   6  CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES   12  BEST PRACTICES FUTURE TRENDS   18  G...
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Overview The City of Fairfax is a unique place within the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Established in 1805,...
Vision for Transportation In 2035, Fairfax is a city with options for residents to easily, safely, and efficiently move wi...
Plan Development VISION Development of the Multimodal Transportation Plan kicked off in April 2016. The plan includes exte...
Public Stakeholder Input Many different individuals contributed to the development of this multimodal transportation plan....
Values Residents and stakeholders of the City of Fairfax have identified values that they feel define and characterize the...
The City of Fairfax Today The City of Fairfax is surrounded by Fairfax County and sits within the larger Washington, D.C. ...
George Mason University sits on the city   s southern border. Dulles International Airport, the region   s largest interna...
The vast majority  72   of City of Fairfax workers drive alone to work while 8  percent carpool, 11  take transit  bus or ...
         FAIRFAX CIRCLE  KAMP WASHINGTON     NORTHFAX  OLD TOWN  PICKETT AND MAIN        Forty-four percent of City of Fai...
Fairfax facts The City of Fairfax is centrally located  27  A 20-minute drive to Tysons, Falls Church, and Dulles Internat...
Relationship to Other Plans The Multimodal Transportation Plan is a component of the city   s larger Comprehensive Plan an...
Challenges and Opportunities        Chapter 3  Transportation, Mobility, and Connectivity  City of Fairfax 2035 Comprehens...
Regional traffic challenges local quality of life. Every day, 68,000 regional travelers, most of them motorists, travel th...
The City of Fairfax   s roadway network is largely built out. While the city may continue to add local minor streets to en...
Limited connectivity reduces mobility. The city has 104 centerline miles of streets. However, only 61  of them connect to ...
The City of Fairfax boasts a number of valuable transportation assets. Residents desire additional choices in travel. Amon...
Shared mobility options continue to grow nationally and in the Washington region. Shared travel options such as carpooling...
Best Practices Future Trends BIKE SHARE  CAR SHARING  The central jurisdictions of the region  Washington, D.C. and Arling...
Best Practices Future Trends RIDE-SOURCING Taxis are a traditional form of ridesourcing where a passenger calls into a cen...
Best Practices Future Trends MICROTRANSIT Microtransit follows the same principle as aggregated ride sourcing, but general...
Smart Infrastructure   Real-Time Information Improved technology in both Intelligent Transportation Systems  ITS  and bett...
Goals The plan is designed to achieve four critical goals. Each goal serves several of the community values discussed on P...
Multimodal  Goal 1  Connect with the Region VALUES The City of Fairfax is a relatively small jurisdiction within a much la...
Multimodal  Goal 1        MM ACTION 1.1.6 Support Fairfax County in pursuing improvements to Braddock Road to facilitate i...
Multimodal  Goal 2 Provide viable and attractive mobility choices for the city. VALUES Many residents envision the City of...
Multimodal  Goal 2  MM OUTCOME 2.2  Connect and expand the    Green ribbon,    the city   s existing parks and trail netwo...
Multimodal  Goal 2  MM OUTCOME 2.4 MM ACTION 2.4.1 2.4.1.1  2.4.1.2 2.4.1.3  2.4.1.4 2.4.1.5 2.4.1.6 2.4.1.7  Transit cont...
Goal 2  RD  66  BLAKE LN  LE E  HW  Y  BRIDGE RD  ARLINGTON BLVD OLD P  EATON PL  T RD  ORCHA ICK A VE  WY  EH  D  OL  LE ...
Goal 2     Figure 10 PROPOSED NETWORK FOR BICYCLE TRAVEL  BLAKE LN  RD  LE E  HW  Y  JE RM AN TO  N W  66  ICKET  EATON PL...
Goal 2     Figure 11 PROPOSED TRANSIT NETWORK ENHANCEMENTS  BLAKE LN  RD  LE E  HW  Y  JE RM AN TO  N W  66  ICKET  EATON ...
Multimodal  Goal 3 Integrate Transportation with Land Use VALUES  Often times the best transportation plan is a good land ...
Multimodal  Goal 3  MM ACTION 3.2.3  MM ACTION 3.2.4  Increase the number, safety, and frequency of pedestrian crossings, ...
Goal 3  ST  Y HW LE E  ICK A VE  B AX IRF  D  OL  E LE  HW  Y  SH IRL EY  CH  Local Activity Centers Proposed New Active S...
Goal 3 The City of Fairfax can improve street design and better guide street management decisions through adoption of a   ...
LIMITED CONNECTION RESIDENTIAL STREETS  LIMITED CONNECTION RESIDENTIAL STREETS These are interior neighborhood residential...
NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATORS  NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATORS Neighborhood Circulators are residential streets that contribute to com...
ACTIVE STREETS Active Streets connect multiple destinations within a neighborhood and are more mixeduse or commercial in n...
AVENUES  AVENUES  Avenues carry moderate volumes of traffic using one travel lane in each direction. As a result, these co...
BOULEVARDS  Option 1  BOULEVARDS  Active Ground Floor Uses  Boulevards carry moderate to high volumes of traffic, but do s...
COMMERCIAL MAINS Commercial Mains are where commercial activity is concentrated, such as Fairfax Boulevard through the Nor...
Goal 4 Adopt policies and procedures for strategic transportation decision making VALUES Predictable and consistent decisi...
Goal 4  Multimodal  Goal 4  MM OUTCOME 4.1  The city   s sidewalk policy is updated MM ACTION 4.1.1 Adopt a formal sidewal...
Multimodal  Goal 4  MM ACTION 4.3.6 MM ACTION 4.3.7 MM ACTION 4.3.8  Improve access to ride-sourcing programs through enha...
Pedestrian Accessibility Policy Best Practice The best pedestrian-supportive infrastructure policies are applicable to the...
Complete Streets Policy Best Practice A Complete Streets policy should be inclusive of a community   s vision for transpor...
Recommended Transportation Policies And Projects And Cost Estimates Figure 14 TRANSPORTATION POLICIES AND PROJECTS Regiona...
Figure 15 CITY OF FAIRFAX MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN     COST ESTIMATE  PROJECT          NAME  PROJECT TOTAL COST  EXC...
Figure 16 PROJECT TOTAL COSTS  Sales Tax on Materials and Contractor Rental Equipment  6   30  of Contract Value is Subcon...
Performance Metrics The Fairfax Multimodal Transportation Plan seeks to provide the framework for a system that serves the...
TARGET  CURRENT BENCHMARK  DATA SOURCE   Traffic on city arterials with neither origin nor destination in the city  Reduce...
Conclusion The City of Fairfax is a growing and vital city within a robust region. Residential and commercial growth is es...
End Notes        1   City of Fairfax and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments  2   Fairfax County Department of ...