These are from the Draft notes of a meeting I didn't attend, so usual grain of salt...
Bike Sharing Update: Planners will go to the county board to get permission to begin the bike sharing program which they hope, within a few years, will include 800 bikes (WC:or more based on the TIGER II grant).Further funding will come from advertising that will appear on signage on the bike pick-up racks.
BAC members voiced some concern about the lack of helmet availability. Members also mentioned that Rosslyn would be the next logical area to have bike share implemented so that it can connect with the DC stations. Furthermore, the wayfaring system needs to be looked at with a critical eye so that those unfamiliar with the area can find their way easily through Arlington.
Staff Report and Issues: David Goodman presented a draft FY 2011 Pedestrian and Bicycle Programs Funding plan. The decal fee for vehicles will be increased by $8 to $36, and this money is dedicated for bicycle and pedestrian safety and infrastructure improvements. This earmarking of funds is unprecedented and equates to approximately $1 million - $600,000 for arterial improvements, $100,000 for technology enhancements (ped/bike counter, auto bike detectors), $100,000 wayfinding, and $200,000 for infrastructure/installation of bike sharing system. Goodman also reported that the guywire on the Harrison Street connector had been removed and they are looking at repaving the area near Northside Social and continuing the bike lane.Dave Kirschner reported on paving projects including:
- Sycamore – from Fairfax County line to Williamsburg Circle – is being resurfaced, paved and painted. This includes sharrows and bike lanes. Sharrows will be in the center of the lane.
- George Mason – from Columbia Pike to Glebe – lane signage, sharrows in center lane which will connect to bike lane, Northbound
- Arlington Mill Drive - ???– bike lane and parking lane
- Quincy Street – from Glebe to Lee Highway - bike lane improvements, bike lanes, sharrows
- Fairfax Drive – from north of Washington Boulevard through Ballston - sharrows
- Army-Navy Drive – Entrance to Joyce Street, parking/bike lane, this is a long terms project
David Patton reported that upcoming counts will take place on Thursday July 8th and Saturday, July 10th.
Trail Update: Kevin Stallica reported that his crews will check into a small sinkhole that was reported around mile 30 of the Custis trail
Several lighting maintenance requests have been submitted.
Paving for this fiscal year has been completed and they are in the process of adding some soil to the sides of newly paved trail to ease transition between the paved and unpaved sides of trails. The pavement index project is still in-process, and the finished project has not been delivered.