Long-Range Transportation Planning

The Long-Range section within the Transportation Planning Division is responsible for developing plans, policies, programs and studies designed to ensure transportation sustainability and equity for the future of mobility in Alexandria.

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Long-Range Transportation Planning Initiatives

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Alexandria Mobility Plan

The mobility plan will update the Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan developed in 2008 and updated in 2016 with a new bicycle and pedestrian chapter. The Alexandria Mobility Plan (AMP) seeks to incorporate a comprehensive transportation planning approach to ensure adequate mobility and access for all Alexandrians. The mobility plan is a strategic approach to urban transportation planning based on values related to sustainability, equity, and efficiency. The mobility plan encourages a shift from dependency in automobile travel to utilizing more less polluting sustainable modes of transportation and leveraging technology and innovation to attain transportation-related goals. 

Alexandria transit vision plan

The Alexandria Transit Vision Plan will identify existing and future bus transit needs and community priorities in the City of Alexandria as a basis for designing a future bus network that improves mobility, accessibility, and overall cost efficiency. The City of Alexandria and DASH are leading this study.

Environmental Action Plan 2040 

On July 9, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Environmental Action Plan (EAP) 2040, an update to Eco-City Alexandria’s comprehensive roadmap for creating a thriving, sustainable community. The EAP 2040 includes a chapter on Transportation strategies to reduce the City's greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more and view the plan on the City's Eco-City page.


Transportation planners use census data to learn information about travel patterns for commuting. However, a majority of trips are not commute trips. To learn more about residents travel behavior to be able to make more informed planning decisions, the City has started conducting periodic travel surveys from a statistically significant sample of residents.  

2018-2019 presentationfull report and appendices

2016 presentation and full report

Earlier Studies

Small Area Plans