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City of Alexandria to Hold Final Public Meeting for Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan

The public is invited to attend a presentation and final public meeting on the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan on Thursday, December 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Jefferson-Houston Elementary School, 1501 Cameron St.

The plan builds on the policy recommendations in the City’s draft Transportation Master Plan, which is expected to be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council in early 2008.

The plan features more than 5,000 recommendations for specific improvements to enhance connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists. The field data collection effort, one of the most comprehensive efforts of its kind undertaken in the United States, resulted in a list of improvements that includes more than 17.5 miles of sidewalks, hundreds of new crosswalks, accessible curb ramps and pedestrian countdown timers, 10.1 miles of new shared-use paths, 16.3 miles of new bicycle lanes and much more.

The City expects many of the recommendations in the Plan to be implemented over time as part of regular maintenance or existing capital improvement programs. Some will be made using existing grants set aside for pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Development proposals and associated streetscape projects also offer opportunities for improvements.

More information about the meeting, including an agenda and the draft plan for review, is available at http://www.alexride.org/bikeped_study.php

Comments will be accepted through Friday, December 28, 2007. They may be submitted by e-mail to yon.lambert@alexandriava.gov or in writing to:

Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan
ATT: Mr. Yon Lambert
City of Alexandria/T&ES
301 King St. Room 3200
Alexandria, Va. 22314

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or an alternative format, please e-mail wanda.cudzilo-smith@alexandriava.gov or call 703-838-4966 or 711 TTY.

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