Update: Supervisors Approve Early-Bird Pricing for Metro Bike Room

Wiehle-Reston East bike room courtesy of Comstock/David Madison PhotographyThe Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a proposal to offer early bid pricing for bicycle commuters seeking one of the 200 spaces in the indoor bike room at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.

Interested cyclists who sign up before March 1, can get early pricing of $45 annually (or $75 for two years) instead $75 annually for space rental. Registration opens Monday, Nov. 4.

The station, the end of Silver Line Phase I, is slated to open early in 2014, though an exact date has not been set.

In addition to space for about 3,000 cars, the garage will also feature Fairfax County’s first enclosed, secure bicycle parking facility with a capacity for over 200 bicycles. There will also be  unsecured (free) parking as well as a space reserved for a future bikesharing station.

In July, the Board of Supervisors approved various rates for garage, including a $75 annual bike room membership. This includes a one-time fee of $15.00 (non-refundable) for the access key fob.

But the Fairfax County Department of Transportation wants to encourage bike users to sign up early and use the facility often, so it is offering the reduced price.

For more information or to register, email [email protected]gov.

The supervisors also approved a November 19 public hearing on creating a no-parking zone on Great Meadow Drive, a residential neighborhood near the Wiehle station.

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