Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Local Motion

Alexandria's Office of Transit Services & Programs and their Local Motion website/newsletter brings us some interesting news that's pertinent to our pedestrian/bike friendly neighborhood.

  • The City of Alexandria "Pedestrian and Bicycle Citizens Group" will have its regular bi-monthly meeting at 7 pm on Monday, May 4 at Durant Recreation Center. All meetings are open to the public. Read more Here
  • Prepare for Bike to Work Day with a FREE "Confident City Cycling" class. These free classes provided by the City of Alexandria and Washington Area Bicyclist Association are ideal for new cyclists or as a refresher. Register now for the Saturday, May 9 class at Cora Kelly Recreation Center.Read more here.

  • Last chance to register for Bike to Work Day! Commonwealth Avenue and the Four Mile Run Trail have become major bike commute routes and they couldn't be more convenient. There are still a few more days to register for a free T-shirt, water bottle, bicycle light and possibly win a new bike at Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 15. No bike? No problem! Borrow a bike FREE from Bike-and-Roll. Read more here.
  • Take our on-line parking questionnaire. Take the on-line parking questionnaire to voice your opinion about City parking matters. The link below will be posted available until May 15 and we'll use your response to help us better manage parking. Take the questionnaire here.

  • "The High Cost of Free Parking" Community Forum with Donald Shoup. On Wednesday, May 27, come hear a free discussion with parking guru Dr. Donald Shoup, author of "The High Cost of Free Parking." Dr. Shoup will discuss how reforms to city parking policies can lead to a better pedestrian environment, cleaner air and streets, safer shopping districts and even fewer headaches for drivers. The community forum will take place from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, May 27 at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in the Memorial Theatre (101 Callahan Drive, 22301).

  • Four Mile Run Trail Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, May 30. Come celebrate the long-awaited grand opening of the new multi-use trail linking the popular Four Mile Run and Washington & Old Dominion trails. The new trail will provide a safer and more direct route for cyclists, runners and walkers under I-395 and West Glebe Road along the scenic Four Mile Run. Read more here.

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