by Grace Hodgman
With help from the the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Bike Share in The Little City is closer to happening. The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission provided the City with $500,000 last week for Bike Share and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority gave a $2 million grant for capital expenses related to bringing Bike Share to the City.
The estimated launch date is late 2017 or early 2018. Approximately 16 stations will be built throughout the City several locations, including stations on W. Broad Street, Park Avenue, S. Washington Street, Maple Avenue, on the W&OD Trail and on Roosevelt Boulevard.
The bike share program is part of the City’s Bike Master Plan, which was adopted by the City Council with a unanimous vote. “We appreciate the high degree of regional cooperation and coordination with the state,” said Falls Church City Councilmember David Snyder. “Our project and the others will play a key role in reducing congestion and providing attractive alternatives to single occupancy vehicles. That’s good for the environment and good for all transportation users.”