The Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee will hold its fourth meeting on Wednesday, February 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. This meeting will be held at Alexandria City Hall, Sister Cities Room 1101, 301 King Street. This meeting will focus on the pedestrian and bicycle vision, goals and objectives, and pedestrian focus areas.

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A pedestrian with a small child was struck this morning while trying to catch a bus in Alexandria, Virginia in the King Street and Callahan Drive intersection (see above…). Thankfully, everyone seems okay. Posting more about King Street and Callahan Drive later today.

The Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee will hold its third meeting on Wednesday, December 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This meeting will be held at Samuel Tucker Elementary School, Mini Auditorium, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive in the Van Dorn area of Alexandria. This meeting will focus on pedestrian and bicycle goals and objectives, and key areas needed for pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. The meeting is open to the public.

The update of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will include an evaluation of existing conditions, issues, constraints and needs, as well as a review of existing policies, goals and objectives. Both a pedestrian and bicycle network will be developed to identify short and long term projects, future bikeshare station locations, and actions and strategies to implement the plan. The role of the Advisory Committee is to provide guidance to City staff on the update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and the development of Complete Streets Design Guidelines.

For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/PedBikePlan or contact Steve Sindiong, Principal Transportation Planner at 703.746.4047.

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The City of Alexandria is updating the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and developing Complete Streets Design Guidelines.  The update of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will include an evaluation of existing conditions, constraints and needs, as well as a review of existing policies, goals and objectives. The Plan will identify short and long-term projects to make walking and biking safer in Alexandria.  As part of this project, Complete Street Design Guidelines are being developed to ensure that Alexandria’s streets are serving the needs of all users.

Stakeholders are encouraged to give feedback using an interactive crowdsourcing map that allows users to identify where they would like to see pedestrian and bicycle improvements and locations for future Capital Bikeshare stations.  In addition, stakeholders can fill out an online survey.  The survey and the map are available in English and Spanish.

The first public meeting for the project will be held on Tuesday, September 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Minnie Howard Campus of TC Williams High School located at 3801 West Braddock Road in Alexandria. 

For more information about this project, visit this link or contact Steve Sindiong, Principal Transportation Planner at Steve.Sindiong@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4047.

By my count, this is the second such accident this week involving a pedestrian. Avoid the South Columbus Street and Gibbon Street area for the time being.

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City of AlexandriaThe City of Alexandria is seeking nominations for the Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee established by City Council on April 8.  This twelve-member Advisory Committee will make recommendations to City staff on the update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and Complete Streets Design Guidelines. The group will identify pedestrian and bicycle issues and needs, and provide input on; policy recommendations, development of pedestrian and bicycle networks, project recommendations and design standards, and development of criteria for prioritizing project recommendations.

The Committee will hold its first meeting later this spring, and will meet approximately six times (additional meetings may be required if necessary) over the course of the estimated 18-month process.  The Committee will be retired upon completion of the plan.

The City seeks to fill five slots:

  • Professional in the Urban Design or Landscape Architecture field (1 slot)
  • At-large Citizen representatives (3 slots)
  • Business Community (1 slot)

Additional information and the application form can be found online or requested from Steve Sindiong, Project Manager at 703.746.4047.

All applicants must complete and submit a brief application form to the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES). Applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25.  Submissions received after this deadline will not be considered. 

For more information about the upcoming Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and Complete Streets Design Guidelines planning process or the Advisory Committee, please click online.

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