Sunday, October 12, 2014

Take the Survey / Edit the Map: Ped & Bike Plan Update

Check out the Online Interactive Wikimap and Survey for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update:


The City of Alexandria's Bike and Pedestrian Planners are seeking your help with their Master Plan update. Here's how you can provide input:

The Interactive Crowdsourcing Wikimap allows you to provide input to the City about walking and bicycling routes and concerns, by adding comments, points, line and photos.
  • Click HERE to access the WIKIMAP in English
  • Por favor haga clic AQUI para acceder el WIKIMAPA en Español

The online survey is designed to help the project team develop recommendations for how the City can improve the environment for walking and biking.
  • Click HERE to access the survey in English
  • Por favor haga clic AQUI para acceder la encuesta en Español


About the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update and Development of the Complete Streets Design Guidelines:

The City of Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services is currently conducting the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, and is conducting a number of public engagement activities over the Summer/Fall. 



As part of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update, the City is seeking community input on existing walking and bicycle issues and needs, and ideas for improving the environment for walking and biking.  

An online survey and interactive map can be accessed from the project webpage www.alexandriava.gov/pedbikeplan

Background Information

The FY 2014 Interdepartmental Work Program approved by City Council on May 29, 2013 identified the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan update as a planning effort to begin in FY 2014.  The City’s 2008 Transportation Master Plan envisions a transportation system that encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation, reduces dependence on the automobile, and promotes a balance between travel efficiency and quality of life. The City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan, also completed in 2008, is a supporting technical document to the Transportation Master Plan that provides additional planning guidance for pedestrian and bicycle projects. Since then, the City has adopted a Complete Streets Policy leading to the implementation of a number of pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects, and initiated the Capital Bikeshare program, both of which continue to expand citywide.

The City is updating the Pedestrian and Bicycle chapters of the Transportation Master Plan to reflect changes that have occurred since 2008, including the Complete Streets policy, Capital Bikeshare program, and a move toward implementing on-street bicycle facilities. In addition, the City will be developing a Complete Streets Design Guidelines Manual.


Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update

The update of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will include an evaluation of existing conditions, issues, constraints and needs, as well as a review of existing policies, goals and objectives. Both a pedestrian and bicycle network will be developed to identify short and long term projects, future bikeshare station locations, and actions and strategies to implement the plan.  The update will be reflected in new pedestrian and bicycle chapters in the City’s Transportation Master Plan, and will include a separate technical appendix. Both the chapter updates and technical appendix will serve as an update to both the Transportation Master Plan chapters, and the 2008 Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Geralyn.Taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711.
For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/PedBikePlan or contact Steve Sindiong, Principal Transportation Planner at Steve.Sindiong@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4047
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