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Coalition for Smarter Growth walking tour of East Falls Church

Coalition for Smarter Growth walking tour of East Falls Church

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Come join us explore East Falls Church – an area centered on the Metro station and on the cusp of big changes. Divided by I-66 and split between two jurisdictions, the area is surrounded by well-loved neighborhoods, with parks and the booming W&OD bicycle trail.

Support for Sherwood Hall Lane bike lanes and traffic calming

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We the undersigned organizations are writing in support of the proposal to include bike lanes and other traffic calming measures on Sherwood Hall Lane between Fort Hunt Road and Route 1 as part of the repaving project. The project is an excellent opportunity to improve safety for all users, including those who walk, bicycle and drive along Sherwood Hall Lane. Today the road offers overly wide travel lanes for extended stretches, inviting speeding and putting pedestrians, cyclists, joggers and other drivers at risk.

Are bike lanes safe?

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WASHINGTON-- After more than six hours of debate, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a plan to add bike lanes on King Street on Saturday. The plan adds lanes west of the King Street Metro Station between West Cedar Street and Highland Place. The decision culminates months of hotly contested

Letter of support for Alexandria’s King Street Bike Lanes

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Mayor Euille and Members of Council: I have been quite surprised and concerned that opponents to safe, connected bike lanes on King Street between the Metro and Janneys Lane have elevated the issue to make it a national cause célèbre in conservative circles with extremely hostile OpEds in the Wall Street Journal and the American Spectator. They are bringing negative publicity upon Alexandria and threaten the ability of our city to attract young, well-educated, creative, entrepreneurial workers that are so critical to the future of our economy and tax base. Alexandria has been making great progress in bringing sustainable new development, investing in new transit, setting up bike-sharing, and more, but this particular debate is casting a shadow on that progress and will chase away the creative economy workforce and the businesses they attract...

Remarks to Fairfax Bike Summit

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I am absolutely inspired by today's event and by the amazing presentations we've seen and heard! Collectively today's speakers have covered a wide range of issues including "complete streets," bike-sharing, Safe Routes to School, and transforming the suburbs. This summit has highlighted...