Driving advocates mount petition campaign opposing safer streets in Alexandria.
The city of Alexandria is repaving Seminary Road. As part of its new Complete Streets policy, the City proposed engineering changes to make it safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and ultimately all road users.
These changes, including turn lanes, better crosswalks, and buffered bike lanes, are predicted to add ten whole secondsto driving times during rush hour.
The driving advocacy community is outraged, and has been petitioning the city to abandon the changes.
Right now, the City of Alexandria is facing a critical decision: build a safer street that’s required by its own laws, or don’t, because driving advocates are complaining about it. Help the city make the right decision by signing the petition below:
You can read a detailed explanation of the proposed changes in this Greater Greater Washington post.