Complete Streets or War on Cars in Alexandria?

Complete Streets or War on Cars in Alexandria?

Agenda Alexandria to consider the changing nature of the city’s streets and sidewalks.

Alexandria adopted a Complete Streets policy back in 2011, and ever since that time, pedestrians and drivers have seen many changes. From the creation of bike lanes and elimination of parking spaces to the advent of scooters and talk of pedestrian plazas, Alexandria is in the midst of a radical change. That’s a change that will be at the center of the first Agenda Alexandria panel discussion of the 2019-2020 season.

Panelists include:

A native of Pinconning, Mich., Nate Maceck moved to Old Town 2004, and he’s lived in Rosemont with his family since 2015. He is currently chairman of the Alexandria Planning Commission.

A native of Toledo, Jack Sullivan moved to Seminary Hill in 1967. He is a former president of the Seminary Hill Association, and he is a leading voice against proposed plans to put Seminary Road on a diet.

A native of Orange County, Calif., Josephine Liu moved to the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria since 2013. She is currently the vice chairwoman for bicyclists of the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

AAA Mid-Atlantic’s John Townsend has had a varied career in broadcast journalism, local government and Capitol Hill.

Agenda Alexandria is a nonprofit organization in Alexandria that has been around for more than 20 years, looking at issues without taking sides. The September panel discussion will be the inaugural meeting of the season that will include a wide variety of topics, everything from high-school overcrowding and the Virginia Tech Innovation campus to sea-level rise and development in North Old Town.

What: Agenda Alexandria: War on Cars?

Where: Hermitage, 5000 Fairbanks Ave, Alexandria VA 22311

When: Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

Time: Reception starts at 6:30 pm, program starts at 7:15 pm

Cost: $5 at the door, optional dinner for $32