New No Turn on Red Restrictions to Be Installed as Part of Vision Zero Initiative

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November 16, 2018

New "No Turn on Red" Restrictions to Be Installed as Part of Vision Zero Initiative
 
Starting late fall 2018, staff with the  Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) will install new ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions as part of the implementation of the City’s Vision Zero initiative to improve safety on our streets.

As part of the Vision Zero Action Plan, City staff analyzed crash data, industry best practices and research, public input, and also formed an interdepartmental collaboration team to develop a set of Year 1 Engineering Priorities. These engineering priorities are intended to improve safety for all modes of travel, focusing on increasing safety for vulnerable road users (e.g., people walking and biking, children, and seniors). One of these Year 1 Engineering Priorities is to install ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions at 10 intersections to improve safety for people walking and driving. 

Crash data was analyzed for 2011-2016 during the Vision Zero Action Plan process. The data showed that during this time, 445 people walking were involved in crashes with one in seven of those crashes resulting in death or serious injury to the person. Turning-movement crashes were found to be among the most common crash types in Alexandria. 

T&ES staff will be implementing a portion of these new restrictions over the coming months. During implementation, T&ES staff advises residents and visitors to stay alert to potential new traffic patterns at the following locations:

Primary Street Onto
King Street Henry Street
Gibbon Route 1
King Street Patrick Street
Mill Road Eisenhower Ave
N Jordan Duke Street
N Patrick King Street
N Pickett Duke Street
Prince Street S Henry Street
Prince Street S Patrick
Reading N Beauregard
S Jordan Duke Street
S Quaker Duke Street
S Walker Duke Street
Park Center Dr King Street
S 28th St King Street
Southern Towers Seminary
Cambridge Duke Street
Roth  Duke Street
Metro Road Eisenhower Ave
Route 1 Slaters Lane
Cameron Station Duke Street
Gibbon S Washington
King Street N Washington Street
Queen Street N Henry Street
S Peyton King Street
Edsall Whiting
N Quaker Fern
Whiting Edsall Road
Valley   W Glebe 
West Cameron 


For more information on Vision Zero and the locations for these restrictions, please visit  alexandriava.gov/VisionZero.

For any questions, please contact Christine Mayeur, Complete Streets Coordinator, at christine.mayeur@alexandriava.gov.

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