Safe Routes to School Walk Audits, Phase 2 (2023)
Contribute to the Walk Audits by completing the online feedback form!
About the Walk Audits
In 2023, the City of Alexandria will conduct a new round of Walk Audits as part of its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. These Walk Audits will identify infrastructure recommendations that improve safety for schoolchildren and families and encourage more children to walk and bike to school. The first phase of walk audits was conducted in 2017.
Five schools are included in Phase 2 of the Walk Audits:
- Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School
- George Washington Middle School
- Francis Hammond Middle School
- Alexandria City High School (King Street)
- Alexandria City High School (Minnie Howard)
The Walk Audits are a multi-step process in which the City is partnering with Toole Design, ACPS, and school communities. The process kicks off in January 2023 and will conclude by the end of June 2023. The Community Engagement will occur in February and March.
Process & Timeline
Data Collection and Mapping, Winter 2023
First, the City will work with ACPS to collect and map data to better understand current conditions at each school.
Community Engagement, Winter-Spring 2023
Next, the City will engage school communities to hear from parents, students, and community partners about what it is like to walk to/from school.
Walk Audits, Spring 2023
Third, the City will conduct walk audits at each of the schools. These audits bring experts and members of the school community together to observe on the ground conditions.
Walk Audit Reports, Summer 2023
Finally, a report with findings from the Walk Audits for each school will be prepared. The report includes a list of recommended infrastructure improvements near each school that guide future implementation.
Walk Audit Feedback Form
Share your experiences! What makes your walk to school easy? What needs to change to make it more likely that you or your family walk to school? The information that you share will be used to identify problem areas around each school and develop recommendations for safety improvements.
The last day to complete the feedback form is Sunday, April 2, 2023.
Complete the feedback form:
If you are interested in learning more about the Walk Audits, or would like to get involved, please contact Bryan.Hayes@AlexandriaVA.gov.
The 2023 SRTS Walk Audits are funded by a technical assistance grant awarded by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB).