Advancing active mobility in greater Prince William, Virginia

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Metro DC’s Car Free Day, Thursday, September 22, 2022

 

Car Free Day Metro DC, organized by the Commuter Connections program of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is back this year on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Use Transit, Carpool/Vanpool (Car-Lite), Bike, Scooter, Walk, or Telework
Take the pledge, even if you’re already car free.

Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel; meaning ways to get around other than driving alone by car.  Commuter Connections hosts Car Free Day in the Washington, DC region to bring awareness to the many benefits of travel options such as transit, bicycling and walking; and also telework for people who can work from home. Carpooling and vanpooling count too; they’re considered “car-lite” since they are both lighter on the wallet and the environment than driving alone in a car.

Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Using more sustainable ways to get around helps reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion. The more people who travel using bicycles, buses, trains, carpools and vanpools, the fewer pollutants are released into the atmosphere.

CHOOSE THE TRAVEL METHOD
THAT FITS YOUR MOBILITY BEST

Take the Pledge!

All are welcome to take the Car Free Day pledge whether you’re a Washington DC area resident, commuter, or student.  Once you take the Online Pledge, you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle for all sorts of great prizes. Click any of the links above, and select the travel method that fits your mobility best!

Tour of Prince William Bicycling Event, July 23, 2022

Participate in the

2022 Tour of Prince William

to benefit the 501(c)(3) Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition and the 501(c)(3) Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation

When:  Saturday, July 23, 2022

Start time:  7:00 – 9:00 a.m. (no mass start)

Starting Location:  Brentsville Courthouse Historic Center
12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 20136

Courses:  20-mile and 62-mile (metric century) rides

Cost:  $40 by May 31, $45 by June 30, $50 by July 22, and $55 in person July 23.

Course Description:  The courses introduce bicycle riders to the wide variety that is Prince William County.  Wind through urban, suburban, exurban, rural, forested, town, flat, and hilly areas.  Bicycle riders will visit two of Prince William County’s historic properties.

Registration opens April 11, 2022, and additional information is available now at www.tourofprincewilliam.org

Celebrate Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20

Registration is now open for Metropolitan Washington’s Bike to Work Day 2022 on Friday, May, 20.

This FREE event features roughly 100 pit stops in DC, MD, and VA, each with FREE giveaways, food, and beverages, while supplies last.

The first 15,000 who register for the event online and arrive at a pit stop by bike will also receive a FREE event T-shirt.

This year’s event features pit stops at the following eight locations in greater Prince William:

Chinn Aquatic & Fitness Center (morning & afternoon)

Town of Dumfries, Simpson Community Center

George Mason University, Manassas campus, outside Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

Kelly Leadership Center, Independent Hill

City of Manassas – VRE Station

City of Manassas Park – VRE Station

Rippon Landing VRE Station

Woodbridge – VRE Station

Start Friday, May 20 with a healthy bike ride, and join the fun.  Celebrate and promote clean, healthy, affordable, and joyful transportation; meet fellow bike commuters, enthusiasts, and supportive officials; collect bike-to-work-day swag; and enjoy free breakfast snacks and beverages.  Some pit stops will also have free bicycle inspections and adjustments.  Register online now!

Local Media Coverage:

Occoquan District Transportation Town Hall, March 10, 6:30-8 PM

From https://occoquandistrict.net/event/mobility-matters-transportation-projects-in-the-occoquan-district/:

A number of projects are in the works to improve mobility in the Occoquan District, making it faster and safer to get where you are going, whether by car, by bike, or on foot. Supervisor Kenny Boddye has invited representatives from Prince William County Department of Transportation to provide residents with updates and answer questions on projects such as:

  • Old Bridge Road/Occoquan Road Realignment (Funded; Design Public Hearing on Feb. 3)
  • Summit School Road Extension (Funded)
  • Old Bridge Road Sidewalk – Tackett’s to Minnieville (Funded)
  • 123/Old Bridge Road Interchange (Under Study)

Click here to register for this Virtual Town Hall and to submit questions in advance. By logging into YouTube during the event, you can also participate in a live, moderated chat. After registering, please let others know about this community conversation!

Pre-Session State Legislative Town Hall for Greater Prince William, Saturday, December 18, 2021, 9:00-11:30 AM

The Virginia General Assembly delegation for greater Prince William will host a Pre-Session Legislative Town Hall this Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 9:00-11:30 am at the McCoart Building, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192You can register at bit.ly/pwc1218 .  Questions will be answered in the order they are received. Accommodation requests can be sent via email to district29@senate.virginia.gov .

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