The story behind Fairfax's weird cycletrack
The City of Fairfax isn't a place that usually comes to mind when discussing cycletracks. But Fairfax does have one, and it's bizarre. It runs 270 feet along the back side of a strip mall parking lot.
The cycletrack is part of Fairfax's Mason to Metro Trail, an assemblage of sharrows, sidewalks, and dedicated bikeways that runs from George Mason University to Vienna Metro station.
The cycletrack portion is just north of Fairfax Main Street. It curves around the back side of the Main Street Marketplace strip mall, using a cycletrack through the parking lot and a simpler buffered bike lane through the loading dock.
It's no 15th Street, but it's something.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.
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