“I am consistently impressed and grateful to Jim Klein for his strategic, innovative, and knowledgeable suggestions and solutions to solve bicycle and pedestrian challenges in our region. Jim’s dedication and devotion to making our neighborhoods safer for all are evident in every project we undertake together,” says Supervisor Dan Storck.
Jim Klein represents the Mount Vernon District on the Trails, Sidewalks, and Bikeways (TSB) Committee. In this capacity, he has advocated for improvements to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and bicyclists to get around the Mount Vernon District. He is also often in attendance at public meetings held by VDOT and FCDOT, including meetings concerning the Embark Richmond Highway project.
Jim was instrumental in getting walkability and painting improvements incorporated into the repaving of Fort Hunt Road. His insights into challenges facing cyclists allowed him to have a clear voice and advocate for Active Transport users living along the roadway. But his impact extends far beyond that, as he continues to bring people together to solve the active transportation issues across the district.
In addition to his service on the TSB committee, Jim volunteers at the Tour de Mount Vernon, one of Supervisor Storck’s signature community events. He is always willing to help wherever the need is the greatest to make it a successful event.
People who walk and bike in Fairfax County have been directly impacted by Jim’s volunteer service and his commitment to advocating for safe routes for all. He works to bring the right people together to solve problems to keep our pedestrian infrastructure on the right track. His innovative big picture thinking, along with his intuitive knowledge of people, infrastructure and needs allow him to not only be a helper but to be a real community champion in getting things done when others couldn’t.
In a broader sense, however, Jim is working to make the Mount Vernon District and the County a livable community where people of all ages, abilities, income levels, races, and ethnicities have choices about where to live and how to get around.