The three new directors are Kevin Romance, Joy Faunce and Taylor Jones.
Romance started his biking career as a newspaper delivery person in this area before
Faunce is a native of Fairfax County and has been riding the trails around the county for years. She would like to see the biking infrastructure around the county continue to improve. Faunce lives in North Springfield and likes the trail around Lake Accotink and the W&OD trail as well. "It has
Jones works in Rockville, Maryland, as the Executive Director of Bikes for the World, which rescues unused bikes and rehabilitates them for others who want to bike. He also has experience in bikeshare organizations. Jones is a Maryland resident but has been involved in the area's biking infrastructure before with Capital Bikeshare. He looks forward to improving the biking infrastructure and connectivity. "FABB has become a respected voice advocating for a more connected County and I want to be a part of creating more connections and getting more people engaged in their surroundings," he said.
With the advent of E-Bikes, FABB has seen the number of bicyclists in the area
The southern portion of the trail has received funding for specific projects. For example, bridge 12 near Waynewood was recently replaced thanks to a $2 million Transportation Alternative Program grant. And just this month, the National Park Service announced a contract to replace bridge 23 that goes over Dyke Marsh and bridge 24. Still, we're going to end up with a nice, new northern MVT in Arlington and Alexandria, and possibly continuing with a narrower and bumpy southern MVT in Fairfax County.
FABB is part of a coalition to advocate for funding for the southern section of the MVT. The coalition includes the East Coast Greenway, the Capital Trails Coalition, the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail.