Traffic Calming opportunity at Quaker Lane
- The following was posted on the local BAC list. Quaker Lane is a pretty important arterial in that area -- there are few alternatives -- that very few of us were ever willing to ride. Getting motorized traffic to go at a reasonable velocity would make a big difference, IMO. In addition to the Alexandria residents the post references, Fairlington residents in Arlington might also want to speak up.
The post references the article at this link ...
If you are able to attend a discussion of the "Future of North Quaker Lane" on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 7 PM, 3606 Seminary Road, please participate in the discussion so City Staff hears that we are interesting in improved bicycle facilities in the West End, including bike lanes on Quaker Lane.
Per a Patch article, Future of North Quaker Lane, there was a previous meeting where residents voiced their concern about excessive speeds on Quaker Lane creating safety issues, primarily for those entering Quaker Lane from their driveways or side streets. Narrower lane widths can help reduce speeds and improve safety on arterial roads, particularly when combined with bike lanes. Talking points with references attached.
To the extent there may be those that oppose bike lanes, your help is needed to ensure we attend Wednesday's meeting and inform them about the value of and need for bike lanes. Please encourage others you know who live in Alexandria, particularly in or near the West End, to also attend and be heard.
Vice Chair, Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
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