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In this September Edition

  1. Provide Input to Local Motion on Commuting and Traffic
  2. Save the Date for Try Transit Week and Car Free Day
  3. Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update, Public Meeting #2 – September 24
  4. Give Your Feedback to Metro on Major Bus Route Changes
  5. Bikers Needed to Help Transport Food
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Provide Input to Local Motion on Commuting and Traffic

The City’s program for reducing traffic congestion and increasing mobility – Local Motion – is currently in the process of developing a Six Year Plan that will help us improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our program.   The plan will also be a management and policy tool to help steer our activities over the next six years.  Most importantly, the plan will help us get the most out the investment of public funds and achieve the greatest possible public benefit.

If you have 2 minutes please click HERE to answer a few quick questions.  Your feedback is essential to improving our program.


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Save the Date for Try Transit Week and Car Free Day  

Get out your DASH, Metro, and VRE maps and find the best route to take to the office in September! Virginia’s eighth annual Try Transit Week is the perfect opportunity to try the bus, Metro or Virginia Railway Express (VRE).  The City’s Local Motion program and DASH will be celebrating Try Transit Week from September 21 through 25.

To pledge click HERE


Also, make note that the Office of Historic Alexandria Shop located in the Hilton Alexandria Old Town (1767 King St, across from King St. Metro)  is now selling monthly DASH passes. 

Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every year on September 22.  Participants are encouraged to get around without cars by riding a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, subway, or walking.
To participate in this fun and worthwhile event, all you need to do is fill out the pledge form at CarFreeMetroDC.org, or call 1.800.745. RIDE, then go car free or rely less on your car by going “car lite” on Monday, September 22. It’s that simple! Once you pledge, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win great prizes.

To pledge click HERE


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Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update, Public Meeting #2 – September 24

The City of Alexandria is in the midst of updating its Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. The City’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services is pleased to host a public meeting in support of the project:

Time: Thursday, September 24, from 7 pm to 9.
Location: Dr. Oswald Durant Center
Address: 1605 Cameron Street

During the meeting city staff will share draft recommendations, including recommendations for Alexandria’s bicycle and pedestrian networks, priority projects, and implementation strategies. Staff will also provide an overview of the project and its planning process.

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


Give Your Feedback to Metro on Major Bus Route Changes

Metro is continuously working to create better bus service for the commuters of this region. Metro is proposing service changes to select bus routes based on input from customers and the region, and an analysis of on-time performance, ridership, corridor studies and cost efficiency.

They want to hear from you. Your input will be given to Metro’s Board of Directors for their consideration before any changes are approved.

Approved service changes will go into effect in 2016.

To take the survey click HERE


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Bikers Needed to Help Transport Food

The Old Town Farmers’ Market is looking for bicyclists to transport donated fresh, locally grown food from the farmer’s market to area locations serving low-income and at-risk Alexandria residents.  The Farmers’ Market is especially looking for experienced bicyclists interested in promoting bicycling in the City, food justice, and reducing food waste!  Remaining opportunities to help out are September 19, and October 31.

Please sign up at Volunteer Alexandria (type in “Bike for Good” in the Keyword Search) or email  BikeforGood@alexandriava.gov for more information.

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