One of the challenges during the coronavirus pandemic is ensuring that we remain active. While it is important to maintain social distancing, walking and biking are permissible options for remaining active. In San Francisco, for example, where residents were recently ordered to shelter-in-place, "the directive allows for people to go outside and engage in outdoor … Continue reading Staying active in Alexandria during Coronavirus
BPAC's bike mentoring program exceeded expectations in its first year, with about 35 people requesting mentors or other bike help, and 23 people volunteering as mentors. Mentors helped answer a broad range of questions, ranging from "what's the best way to bike to my office?" to "where can I ride recreationally with my kids where … Continue reading Bike mentoring program — recap of a successful first year
The Alexandria City Council voted to re-configure Seminary Road to three lanes, with a center left-turn lane and bike lanes. The new design will encourage safer vehicle speeds, provide pedestrian crosswalks with signals pedestrians can activate and refuge islands at bus stops. It will also provide buffered bike lanes which will also serve as a … Continue reading A Safer Seminary Road coming soon!
The best design option between N. Howard Street and N. Quaker Lane is Alternative 3, a three-lane solution with a center left-turn lane, a buffer for people on sidewalks and accommodations for all users. HOWEVER, Alexandria's Traffic and Parking Board voted 3 to 2 in June to maintain the 4-lane status quo. You can help … Continue reading Seminary Road: Sign the petition for a safer design!
Alexandria has made a commitment to Complete Streets and Vision Zero. That is a big deal. However, there is still more work to be done. On Seminary Road, vehicle speeds remain unsafe despite stepped up enforcement, and there are no facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists. It’s unsafe at any speed. But that could change. On … Continue reading Take action now for a better Alexandria