Say No to Trail Removal

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Fairfax Alliance For Better Bicycling (FABB)
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Fairfax County has proposed to remove two planned multi-use trails at the edges of Huntley Meadows Park in Northern Virginia. The trails are proposed to follow the paths of two utility lines, a Dominion Power right-of-way and a Washington Gas right-of-way. These trails have been part of a Countywide master trails plan for decades and, as recently as 2014, were approved as part of the Bicycle Master Plan by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

The trails are at risk for permanent removal after a park “friends” group lobbied the County to use a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Embark Richmond Highway Plan. Comprehensive Plan amendments are an inappropriate way to address changes to trail plans.

Read an in-depth review of the issue here from Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell.

Trails are planned as part of a comprehensive, multi-year, public process with inputs from all stakeholders. The process carefully considers the needs and challenges of many people and groups. Connecting communities to our parks is a top priority of the County Trails and Bicycle Plans. Removing these trails without a comprehensive plan for alternatives and without engaging the local communities is wrong. FABB needs you to help make it right.

What can you do:

Sign this Petition - Say No to Trail Removal

Write your District Planning Commissioner and Supervisor

Sign up to Speak at the Planning Commission Public Hearing here:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planningcommission/speaker
Use hearing number 2018-IV-BK1 or 2018-IV-TR1
Hearing Date: January 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Sign up to speak at the Board of Supervisors Meeting here:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/speakers-form
Use hearing number 2018-IV-BK1 or 2018-IV-TR1
Hearing Date: January 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM