Fairfax Bike Summit: Bicycle-Friendly Tysons

Fairfax Bike Summit: Bicycle-Friendly Tysons

Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling will host the Fairfax Bike Summit to discuss the role of bicycling in the transformation of Tysons and other transit-oriented, mixed-use areas into livable, walkable, and sustainable communities. The Metrorail Silver Line stations are the foundation of the radical transportation change, and bicycles will be a key tool in the new ways of travel. The remaking of Tysons will influence development and transportation across Fairfax County for the next 40 years. Throughout the county, bicycle transportation will be a vital link in local travel choices.

The summit will be held at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, on Saturday, November 2, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and is open to everyone, such as interested citizens, community and business leaders, health professionals, and folks who simply want more options for getting around their communities. A limited number of slots are available for the pre-summit workshop, Infrastructure Advocacy 101, that will be held from 9-9:45 a.m.

The program features nationally known speakers who will explore topics such as:

  • Importance of bicycling to the future of Tysons and other transit-oriented communities
  • Bicycle and transit integration
  • Access and encouragement for all
  • Bikes and business
  • Safety, law enforcement, and evaluation
  • Where to next for Fairfax biking?

In addition to the formal program, the summit includes exhibits by local bike stores, clubs, and organizations.

Visit www.fabb-bikes.org/summit for program details and optional activities. Please register online by October 31. The registration fee is $25, which includes snacks and lunch. Contact us at bikesummit@fabb-bikes.org if you have questions.

The summit is staged by Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, in partnership with George Mason University, Fairfax County, and the City of Fairfax.

Speakers include:

  • Jeff Olson of Alta Planning + Design, author of "The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society" (keynote speaker)
  • Robert Thomson, Dr. Gridlock of the Washington Post
  • Doug Landau, personal injury lawyer, author of "Ten Mistakes That Can Derail Your Bicycle Injury Case"
  • Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists, author of "Smart Cycling: Promoting Safety, Fun, Fitness, and the Environment"
  • Bill Nesper, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program at the League of American Bicyclists
  • Representatives from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, VDOT, and others