New Bike Map Published by Fairfax County

Fairfax County has completed their work on a map of good bike routes in in and around Fairfax.  The map is available online and at the Fairfax County Government Center in paper format.  The two links below are each half the map, and are extremely large .pdf files, so be on a high speed connection and be patient.  They will open in a new browser window.

North Half of Fairfax County
South Half of Fairfax County

The maps cover all of Fairfax County, plus Fairfax City, Falls Church City, and even Arlington and Alexandria.  The bike routes are divided into two categories based on how easy a particular road is for cycling.  For instance in Fairfax City, Old Lee Highway is marked as an “unpreferred” route while most of University Drive is labeled a “preferred” route.  This is a great tool if you want to safely bike in Northern Virginia.

Here are several resources for bikers in Northern Virginia:

Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
Friends of the W&OD Trail
Fairfax County Bike Laws and Safety Page

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  • louisa woodville

    I would like to have a copy of the Fairfax bicycle map snail-mailed to me. I am happy to pay for it. Please advise.

  • Jeff Royce

    Louisa…the Fairfax County website says you can send them an email to request that a map be sent to you: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/environment/coolcounties/neighborhoods/my-transportation-choices.htm .

  • Melissa

    The new map really is great. But it’s missing a legend, and I can’t figure out what the blue/green paths are. I think solid red is bike lanes on roads, broken red is sidewalks, but no idea on blue…

    Any help is appreciated!

  • Jeff Royce

    Melissa…the legend is in the upper left-hand corner of the Northern Map. It loads last…and it takes a while. The blue/green paths are shared use trails.

  • Melissa

    THANK YOU! Embarassingly, I’d only looked at the Southern half of the map. 😉