Eisenhower Avenue and South Pickett Street could be getting protected bike lanes

Eisenhower Avenue and South Pickett Street could be getting protected bike lanes

The City of Alexandria is searching at adding shielded bike lanes (site 21) to Eisenhower Avenue and South Pickett Road in the Van Dorn neighborhood.

A report to the Transportation Commission past 7 days reviewed some of the ideas for introducing protected bike lanes around the metropolis. The strategy, as recommended in the Entire Streets Five-Year Strategy reviewed in June, consists of introducing these new bike lanes someday in the future five many years.

Secured bicycle lanes are amenities that are fully separated from vehicular site visitors with a physical divider, like a suppress, bollards or planters.

The shielded bicycle lanes would run on:

  • South Pickett Avenue (from Duke Road to Edsall Highway)
  • Eisenhower Avenue (from South Van Dorn Street to Holmes Operate Parkway)

Whilst that extend of Eisenhower has ordinarily been industrial places and smaller clusters of area businesses, the spot is step by step urbanizing with big swaths of new residential improvement planned.

In accordance to a report filed at the Transportation Fee:

Staff members have taken measures aimed to streamline final decision-earning concerning bicycle lane layout and implementation. The adoption of the Curbside Prioritization Framework in the Alexandria Mobility Approach (AMP) aids team discover in which bike lanes would be a higher precedence. As portion of this framework, bike lanes, between other merchandise integrated in Metropolis plans, were determined as the optimum priority use in all land use contexts.

The report mentioned safeguarded bike lanes are an crucial tactic for meeting the requirements of riders of all ages and skills.

Bike lanes have not constantly been fondly been given in Alexandria: bicycle lanes were being paired with a street diet regime on Seminary Road that stirred up some community controversy in 2019.

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