The Year in Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure

by Ken Notis

Infrastructure Chair

Complete Streets

  • BPAC members have participated in outreach as local citizens, advocating for safer streets for all.
  • The City has been doing outreach on several major projects – notably the intersection of King/Callahan/Russell, Eisenhower Avenue repaving from Holland to Mill, and on Commonwealth Avenue. BPAC members gave their feedback on those projects as local residents.
  • BPAC provided comments on the repaving plan, including suggestions for pedestrian improvements on Rayburn and Reading, as well as locations in Old Town.
  • BPAC suggested improved detour signage for the closed portions of the Holmes Run Trail.

Other infrastructure

  • VDOT is currently implementing improvements on the King Street bridge over I-395.
  • BPAC has reviewed plans for the Old Cameron Trail.

Intersection improvements

  • BPAC members collected detailed information about uncontrolled intersections, as part of an intersection improvement project with fellow Vision Zero partners, Alexandria Families for Safe Streets.
  • BPAC provided inputs to City staff for bike detection to trigger signals. 

Planned development

  • Members provided inputs to improve walking and biking conditions in North Potomac Yard, as that moves forward with the Virginia Tech campus proposal.

Capital Bikeshare

  • Members testified in support of new Capital Bikeshare locations.