CITY OF FALLS CHURCH EXPANDED TRANSIT ACCESS, BIKE SHARE
An additional 16 bike share stations, some adjacent to Metrorail stations, will serve as a first-mile/last-mile solution, with the potential to increase daily trips at the two Falls Church Metrorail stations by 450. These stations, which will fill a gap in the regional bike share network, will extend the catchment area of transit stations, increase travel options and reduce pressure on the regional highway system. Requested funds will provide five years of operating assistance and maintenance for bike share stations along N Washington Street and S Washington Street (Route 29), W Broad Street (Route 7), and the W&OD Trail in the City of Falls Church. The stations are proposed to be purchased and installed as part of a different funding program.
This project benefits the toll payers by reducing congestion on I-66 inside the Beltway. The component increases connections and access to Metrorail stations along the I-66 corridor. The increased connections will allow more people to travel by transit, thereby reducing vehicle demand and congestion on I-66 inside the Beltway.
The project is estimated to cost $2,854,880- 18% of which will be funded by the I-66 Commuter Choice Project.