Master Plans


Bicycle Master Plan (Adopted July 2015)

This master plan identifies important routes for bicyclists of all levels. It also provides information on different kinds of bicycle facilities. The plan establishes a schedule for developing bicycle routes in the City and for developing a bike-share system.

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Bus Stop Master Plan (Adopted October 2016)

This plan establishes design standards for bus stops in the City of Falls Church, including the size, positioning, and style of shelters, benches, trash and recycling cans, and informational signs.


Community Energy Action Plan (Adopted November 2023)

Climate change poses a serious threat to our environment and well-being. There is clear guidance from scientists and policymakers on what we need to do: reduce GHG emissions. This action plan shows how the community of the City of Falls Church can achieve its climate change mitigation goals.

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City Design Guidelines (Adopted December 2001)

The purpose of these aesthetic guidelines are to create a Sense of 'Place', create pedestrian connections, create gateways, transitioning between commercial and residential areas, allow for larger scale development, and improve the facades of existing buildings.

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Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (Adopted February 2015)

Traffic calming is a procedure designed to improve quality of life and increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by reducing motor vehicle speeds and/or volumes. The City has had a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program as far back as 2005. The City updated the Program in November 2011 in February 2015.

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Safe Routes to School & ADA Transition Plan (Adopted April 2011)

Safe Routes to Schools is a federal-aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program provides funds to substantially improve the ability of students in grades kindergarten through 8 to walk and bicycle to school safely.

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Streetscape Standards (Adopted March 2017)

The City of Falls Church adopted several policy documents regarding streetscape design. The City Council desires to review, update, and consolidate the City's policies regarding streetscape design.

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Title VI Transportation Equity Policy (Adopted April 2022)

The City of Falls Church is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Stay up to date on Title VI, Transportation Equity.

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W&OD Park Master Plan (Adopted April 2016)

The W&OD Park is a Great Street and greenway within the City, a place that provides opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and transportation; preserves and improves the natural environment; connects to the City’s commercial and residential neighborhoods; and provides transitions between commercial and residential areas.