Mason to Metro Bicycle Route Project
Proximity to DC • DC was listed as the forth best biking city in the United States by Bicycling Magazine • Had an 80% growth in cycling from 2007 to 2010 • Is a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community
George Mason University • Over 1000 bicycle parking spaces • 4.5 Miles of bike friendly roads on campus • 6 public bike pumps • Over 150 covered bike parking spaces • Bronze level Bicycle Friendly University
Vienna Metro • Has one of the highest bicycle ridership's of any station • There are currently 160 bicycle parking spaces • Expanding rack spaces to 332 for 2020 and 580 for 230.
Potential Impacts • Reduced auto traffic congestion • Reduced emissions due to automobile traffic • Increased acceptability of bicycling as a viable means of transportation for everyday short trips • Benefits to local businesses and the local economy through increased patronage • Increased use and enjoyment of local parks and trails • Increased opportunity to exercise as an integral part of one’s daily activities • Reduced crowding in Mason to Metro Shuttles and CUE busses during peak hours
Route Improvements • Way finding signage • Bike Lanes or Shared Lane Markings (Sharrows) • Improvements at intersections • Road and Trail Maintenance
Low Hanging Fruit and Fast Results • Shared Lane Markings on Old Lee Highway • ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude) $13,000 • Way finding signage • ROM $19,300 for signs every 250 feet and $9,700 for signs every 500 feet. • Trail and Road Maintenance