The Transportation Committee voted to protect vulnerable road users. Mike Doyle testified for improved safety measures for pedestrians, cyclists, and other non-vehicular road users. We want to thank Scott Surovell for leading the charge on road safety in Virginia. We are happy to stand within making our roads safe for everyone. Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling – FABB Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Bryan Porter

The Mayor of Alexandria, Justin Wilson, and the Chair of Arlington County Board, Christian Dorsey, were joined by Alexandria Chief of Police, Mike Brown, as well as the husband and daughters of Rosemarie Cruz in support of the message that there is a health crisis in our communities caused from traffic violence being inflicted on pedestrians and other vulnerable road users. Rosemarie Cruz, the mother of a ten and eleven-year-old daughters, who was killed in the Arlandria area by a distracted driver while crossing Mt. Vernon Ave with the crosswalk sign in her favor on Dec 4, 2016. Additional families who lost loved ones to

Local residents and local officials came out for this weekend for a march in Arlandria to remember those killed in traffic. The march was hosted on Sunday, Nov. 17, by Alexandria Families for Safe Streets to honor World Remembrance Day, an international memorial event dedicated to raising awareness of traffic violence. The husband and daughters of Rosemarie Cruz, who was killed in an Arlandria crosswalk in 2016, marched in the crowd with over 100 residents of Alexandria and Arlington, according to a press release. Photos and video of the event show marchers in the street around the intersection of West Glebe Road and Mount Vernon

The Alexandria, Virginia, city council has passed a measure to reduce Seminary Road from four lanes to just two, with the remaining space accommodating more turn lanes and room for bicyclists. The year-long study which led to the decision was capped off Saturday with another six hours of testimony and debate as the city pondered whether it was time for the road to be slimmed down. The study was so extensive, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson called it “draining.” Support for keeping Seminary Road at its full four lanes came from many residents and civic associations along Alexandria’s west end, concerned that slower-moving traffic will result