Northern Virginia Bicycle Resources
How do I get a path or bike lane on a street?
VDOT works with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan from each Locality to determine what is added on our roads. Contact your local bicycle pedestrian contact person here. You can also contact your County Supervisor or City Councilman's office.
Where do I report a problem?
Maintenance issues: Many of the regional trails are not part of the VDOT system. If you are on any of these trails, contact the respective agency.
- Washington & Old Dominion Trail - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
- Custis Trail, Four Mile Run Trail - Arlington County Park Authority
- Mount Vernon Trail - National Park Service
- Holmes Run Trail - Fairfax County Park Authority, City of Alexandria
For most other paths along the side of the road, click here.
To request a crosswalk review, click here.
Paving in Northern Virginia
The district's program aims to improve on-road bicycling facilities when we re-pave a road. This program has several components and is always planned far in advance of the paving season.
Northern Virginia Bicycle Locker Program
Bicycle lockers are available for an annual fee at several VDOT park-and-ride lots to assist parking your bike for commuting. You can reserve a bicycle locker, based on availability, by first checking with VDOT Northern Virginia Transportation Planning by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-383-2233 to confirm vacancy.
The Bicycle Locker User Agreement must be completed and submitted along with payment when a locker is available. Availability is based on date of application and fee receipt. Online applications cannot be accepted. Please email email@example.com or call 703-383-2233 with questions. Completed Bicycle Locker User Agreements should be submitted to:
Bicycle Locker Program Manager
VDOT Northern Virginia Transportation Planning
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Studies and Surveys
Concerned with developing a regional transportation system for bicycling in Northern Virginia, the VDOT Northern Virginia Bikeway and Trail Network Study (2004) provides a coordinated and strategic approach for identifying and developing bicycling facilities in the area. VDOT is currently updating its study to measure the progress made since 2004 in building the network. We want your input! Please take a few moments to complete our interactive survey; your input will ultimately help us finalize the regional network of bicycle and trail routes! The survey will be open from August 12 to September 10.
U.S. Bicycle Route 1 is being reviewed. For the current project status, see this website.
The Northern Virginia Bicycle Rider survey was conducted with area bicycle commuters during the 2004 Bike To Work Day. This snapshot of results provides information on current northern Virginia ridership trends.
Other Resources and Information
- Car-Free Day in Metro D.C. - Go "car-free" or "car-lite" for a day and make a difference by bicycling, walking, teleworking, carpooling, vanpooling or taking transit. You can still pledge even if you're already car-free. For more information, visit www.carfreemetrodc.com.
- Bike to Work Day in the Washington, D.C. area - VDOT has been proud to be a local sponsor of Bike to Work Day. Register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and get more information at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website www.waba.org. Join thousands of area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work! Meet up with your neighbors at pit stops all over the region. Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections invite you to try bicycling to work as an alternative to solo driving. Help the Washington region become a better place to ride. Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area commuters.
Park-and-Ride and Commuter Lots