Bike lane

The City’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES), Transportation Planning Division recently held a public meeting on an upcoming Complete Streets project along King Street between Radford Street and Janneys Lane.

The purpose of this meeting was to seek community input.  The project will be implemented in conjunction with the resurfacing of the roadway. Complete Streets are streets that are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

ICYMI, you can find the presentation from the meeting at this link (PDF) and compiled public comments are at this link (PDF).

For more information about the project, visit this link.

bus approaching highland
The City of Alexandria recently released a memo (PDF) showing that in the 18 months since the King Street bike lanes were installed that crashes are starting to decrease.

The City claims that speeds have decreased as well but, if the City is going on the speed recorded from the speed display signs located both eastbound and westbound along Shuter’s Hill, these have historically been 3 – 5 mph off which would put speeds about the same as before. This would match with what we have tracked both before the and after the bike lanes were installed.

Have you noticed any changes in driver behavior since the bike lanes were installed in this corridor?

(Photo via Facebook)

Bike-lane

The City’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES), Transportation Planning Division will hold a public meeting on an upcoming Complete Streets project along King Street between Radford Street and Janneys Lane on Tuesday, November 17, from 6:30-8:30 PM at T.C. Williams High School Rotunda located at 3300 King Street in Alexandria.

The purpose of this meeting is to seek community input.  The project will be implemented in conjunction with the resurfacing of the roadway. Complete Streets are streets that are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

Plan to attend this meeting if you would like to provide feedback, comments and/or concerns.

Bike lanes on Jamieson Avenue in Carlyle area of Alexandria, Virginia

New bicycle lanes have been installed on five streets in Alexandria, Virginia, adding three more lane miles of facilities to Alexandria’s bike network.

Bike lanes were installed on Wheeler Avenue and Braddock Road near the metro station in conjunction with the roadway resurfacing program.

The lanes that were installed on North Hampton Drive, East Monroe Avenue and Stevenson Avenue were all Complete Streets projects that also included traffic calming and pedestrian safety enhancements as well. These included upgrades such as new crosswalks, flashing pedestrian signs and pedestrian signals to improve crossings, as well as pedestrian refuge islands and curb extensions to shorten crossing distances.

For more information on current or completed projects in Alexandria, Virginia, visit this link.

Alexandria Crosswalk

Construction continues this summer

As part of the City of Alexandria’s Complete Streets and Street Resurfacing programs, safety improvements will be made at several locations in Alexandria this summer.

The improvements include crosswalk enhancements, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, and adjustments to parking restrictions to provide additional parking along Stevenson Avenue and its intersection with Yoakum Parkway. New crosswalks, accessibility improvements, and bike lanes will be installed on North Hampton Drive between King Street and Braddock Road, and additional pedestrian and bicycle improvements will be installed on Monroe Avenue between Stonewall Road and Leslie Avenue.

During project construction, lane closures, sidewalk closures and temporary parking restrictions may occur.

For additional information contact Hillary Poole at 703.746.4017.

(Photo by @a_schildge on Twitter)

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