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In this December Edition

  1. Ad Hoc Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting
  2. New Bicycle Lanes
  3. Making Alexandria More Walkable
  4. New Year Brings New Transit Benefit to Metro Customers
  5. Bikes and Metro
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Ad Hoc Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

The Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee will hold its ninth meeting on Tuesday, January 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.  This meeting will be held at TC Williams High School, Rotunda room, 3330 King Street. This meeting will present the draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.

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.

For more information click HERE or contact Steve Sindiong, Acting Transportation Planning Division Chief at  Steve.Sindiong@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4047.

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 New Bicycle Lanes

A number of Complete Street projects were installed this fall, and many of them included new bicycle lanes.   Bicycle facilities were installed on Monroe Avenue connecting the Capital Bikeshare Leslie Avenue and the Commonwealth Avenue bike lanes.   A climbing lane was installed on Stevenson Avenue providing traffic calming between Whiting Street and the Stulz Avenue bike lanes.

Bike lanes were also installed along Wheeler Avenue and North Hampton Drive.    As we continue to expand the bicycle network in the City, projects such as these provide great new links for people who bike.

For more information click HERE  

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Making Alexandria More Walkable

A project to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Taylor Run and Janney’s Lane was completed this fall.  The project included the addition of new sidewalks, curb extensions to shorten crossing distances and slow turning vehicles, new crosswalks, pedestrian actuated flashing signs and speed indicator signs.  The response has been incredibly positive with very thankful parents who walk their children to MacArthur Elementary.   By completing projects such as these and many others across the City, Alexandria is continuing to make pedestrian safety a top priority.

To learn more click HERE

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New Year Brings New Transit Benefit to Metro Customers

Good news for Metro riders in the New Year. On January 1, 2016 the federal transit benefit for public transportation will nearly double to $255 per month.  Now transit riders will have the same tax benefits as those who drive and park.  To learn more click HERE


Bikes and Metro

By using his access to Alexandria’s trails and bike lanes and Metro’s Bikes on Metrorail program, Jake Jakubek gets to ride his bike nearly every work day.

Just after 6 am, regardless of the weather, Jake climbs on his bicycle for a 1.5 mile ride from his house to the Van Dorn Metro stop.  By getting to the Metro by 6:25 am, he is able to take advantage of Metro’s Bikes on Metrorail program, which allows bikes on Metro Monday – Friday at any time except 7 – 10 am and 4 – 7 pm.  When his train arrives, Jakubek gets on with his bike and rides to the Farragut West station and then gets back on his bike for a ¼ mile ride to his office.

In the afternoon, Jakubek climbs on his bike to begin his commute home.   Rather than a short ride to the Metro, he heads out for at least a 12 mile bike ride to home.

Jake Jakubek is a member of Alexandria’s Transportation Commission and the Vice-Chair for Cycling Issues of the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).

Information about the BPAC can be found at the following locations:

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