City of Alexandria, VA
Transportation Planning DivisionThe Transportation Planning Division implements the City's Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan. The Division focuses on a long-term vision for Alexandria's transportation system through partnerships with State, regional, local agencies and City departments. The Division provides quality transportation planning in the City's safe and complete streets to accommodate all users, innovative parking initiatives, strategies and policies to reduce travel demand of single occupancy vehicles. The Division also coordinates with the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services' Transit Services Division to improve mobility throughout the City.
Guiding Transportation Principles
Project Updates & New Initiatives
Transportation Planning Projects
The Transportation Planning Division has a progressive vision for the future of travel throughout the City, as identified in the City's Transportation Master Plan. Some of the key recommendations from the plan that the City is implementing include a system of innovative high capacity transitways along three major corridors of the City. These transit corridors were analyzed as part of the Transit Corridor Feasibility Study. The Transportation Planning Division is responsible for the transportation elements of Small Area Plans throughout the City including the Beauregard Corridor Small Area Plan, the Landmark/Van Dorn Corridor Plan, the Waterfront Small Area Plan, the Union Street Corridor Study and the Potomac Yard Development.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Program
As a Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly Community, the City is working to reduce dependence on automobiles and with its stakeholders, has produced the Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan which details recommendations for safety, mobility and connectivity improvements and ensures that future development plans serve all modes of travel. City streets serve many functions providing citizens of all ages and degrees of mobility to walk down the sidewalk, to grab a cup of coffee, speak with their neighbors, walk their children to school or bicycle to work. Read more about the City's bike and walk initiatives here.
Parking is an essential component of the City's transportation system. The City is committed to working with businesses, residents and visitors alike to meet their diverse parking needs. The City owns two parking garages that are available for public use. Additional resources consist of private parking garages, lots and curbside parking. We count on the input, support and cooperation of everyone to make our parking management programs a success. All of these resources must be managed effectively in order to provide residents and visitors with needed parking. Parking initiatives are ongoing throughout the City in all areas. There have been public/private initiatives such as the Motorcoach Parking and the Old Town Area Parking Study which reconvened through the summer of 2012 to continuing reviewing and making recommendations on parking management in the Old Town area.