Sponsored by the City of Alexandria, the Van Start and Van Save programs provides temporary funding (up to $2,000) for vanpools having trouble filling all of their seats. Tthe Van Start Program, which funds empty seats during the critical start up phase of new vanpools; and the Van Save Program, which is for existing vanpools that are experiencing problems in their passenger levels due to the loss of riders.
Alexandria added over 11 lane miles of on-street bicycle facilities last year, and over one mile in shared-use paths. In coordination with making the city more bicycle friendly, the City’s Local Motion program is also teaming up with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) this spring to offer six adult bicycle education classes. Classes are for a wide range of skill sets, from beginner to advanced. Beginner classes teach participants how to ride a bicycle, and more advanced 3 hour classes teach bike handling skills, and how to ride safely in traffic, and rules of the road.
Do not forget to register for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 16! The City has four great pit stops to choose from. If you have never been, this free event is a great time full of food, prizes and goodwill. Let us know if you have any questions and/or concerns about biking to work. The City’s Local Motion staff has a lot of experience, resources, tips and tricks to share. See you there!
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