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Local Motion Newsletter July Edition | News Release | Local Motion (City of Alexandria)

In this July Edition

  1. DASH News
  2. CarFreeAtoZ Trip Planner
  3. Alexandria’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
  4. American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Benefits of Public Transportation
  5. Arlington’s Mobility Lab Highlights the New “Ride” app
  6. Trail Resurfacing Work Began June, 30
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DASH News

Splash with DASH

DASH, in partnership with the Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics (AAA), and the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities (RPCA), have announced a new Splash with DASH initiative to get families and children to the Old Town Pool this summer. Approximately a dozen local businesses, along with the support of the USA Swimming Foundation – Make a Splash, are sponsoring free rides during July and August on DASH’s AT10 route, which provides service between Potomac Yard and the King Street Metro, via the neighborhoods of Arlandria, Warwick Village, Del Ray, and Rosemont.

For details click HERE

Student Summer DASH Pass!

Attention Alexandria middle and high school students, the Student Summer DASH Pass is back, and available on a SmarTrip Card! Simply tap the purchased SmarTrip Card and hop on board! Hurry now and purchase your pass for only $65.

Alexandria middle and high school students can purchase the Student Summer DASH Pass and use it for unlimited rides on all DASH buses from May 1 thru August 31, 2015.

Passes can be purchased at DASH’s main office located on 3000 Business Center Drive. TC William students can purchase them from the school Treasurer in the main office.

For details click HERE

A student identification card is required at the time of purchase. 

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CarFreeAtoZ Trip Planner

Arlington and the Commonwealth of Virginia have partnered on a new trip planner, called CarFreeAtoZ, which is going make commuting without having to drive alone much easier! The website gives options for buses, Metro, bike-share, and walking, and gives additional information like how much money you would save by using public transit and how many hours of “productive time” you would gain.

To get started click HERE


Alexandria’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

Alexandria Kidical Mass

On Saturday, July 25, at 10 am come join Alexandria Kidical Mass for a ride along the Holmes Run Trail and a stop by the Bicentennial Tree. Meet up at 10 am at Cameron Run Regional Park for this 4-mile ride.

Contact Natasha Anderson natasha.andersen@gmail.com for more details.

Bike for Good

On Saturday July 25, at 12 pm volunteers are needed to help deliver food as part of “Bike for Good”, the Food Rescue program at the Old Town Farmers’ Market.

Details and sign-up HERE or contact Jake Jakubek at jjakubek@gmail.com


American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Benefits of Public Transportation 

Public transportation helps move the economy for the benefit of all Americans. In communities around the nation, transit systems ease traffic congestion, connect people with jobs and opportunities, and save consumers billions of dollars every year in commuting costs. APTA lists just a few ways we all benefit from public transportation.

To read click HERE


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Arlington’s Mobility Lab Highlights the New “Ride” App

Commuters who regularly endure traffic jams and long travel times to work sometimes consider carpooling as an alternative, but it’s not always simple to find people to share a ride.

A new app called Ride aims to change all that.

Launched in April, Ride connects coworkers who have similar routes to work – reducing the number of cars on the road, and saving users money at the same time.

To read more click HERE


Earth Day

Trail Resurfacing Work Began June, 30 

The City’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services began work to pave sections of Holmes Run Trail (between Duke and Ripley Streets and near Tarleton Park), Taney Avenue Path (between Raleigh and N. Gordon Streets), and the Mt. Vernon Trail (between First and Pendleton Streets), weather permitting. Through the end of July, bicyclists and pedestrians should expect minor daytime delays and closures from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For additional information click HERE or contact Hillary Poole, Hillary.Poole@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4017.

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