Polk Avenue Sidewalk Safe Routes to School Project
*Update* The public comment period has been extended until further notice.
The purpose of this project is to fill a sidewalk gap on Polk Avenue near Pelham Street. Currently, the existing sidewalk on Polk Avenue ends, forcing people to either walk in the street or cross Polk Avenue to continue along their route. Filling this sidewalk gap would provide a more continuous path for people walking to the park, to Polk Elementary, and to Hammond Middle School.
This project was recommended as part of a Safe Routes to School Walk Audit for Polk Elementary School. It also supports the adopted Alexandria Mobility Plan policy to provide a safe, connected sidewalk network.
Community Feedback Period, Spring 2022
*Update* The comment period has been extended until further notice.
Residents are invited to provide input on the project by Sunday, May 22. See the project flyer below for more details, and send comments to Alexandria.Carroll@AlexandriaVA.gov.
Polk Elementary Safe Routes to School Walk Audit, 2017
In 2017, the City worked with ACPS, APD, and parents to identify safety and access issues for students walking to Polk Elementary School. The report includes multiple recommendations for improving mobility, access, and safety for schoolchildren and their families.
Planning & Design
Status: In Progress
Status: Not Started
For more information about this project, contact Alex Carroll, Complete Streets Program Manager, at Alexandria.Carroll@AlexandriaVA.gov.