I get A LOT of email from readers wanting to know about pedestrian safety in the Rosemont and Del Ray neighborhoods in Alexandria, Virginia, especially after the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Commonwealth Ave and Braddock Road intersection earlier this year.
Here’s what I have learned recently…
- A Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Braddock Road to provide pedestrians with more conflict free time to cross the streets
- Curb extensions and new crosswalks to provide shorter and safer crossings on Monroe Avenue
- Pedestrian countdown signals at Commonwealth Avenue and Monroe Avenue
- also, the Traffic and Parking Board recently approved the installation of No Right Turn on Red at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Braddock Road, which will be installed in the next few weeks.
In addition to the annual Street Smart campaign, which I am told the neighborhood(s) are seeing increased focus on, the Rosemont and Del Ray neighborhood(s) were recently added by the City as a Pedestrian Case Study Area (PDF) in the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan update. This means that the area will receive a comprehensive engineering evaluation and recommendations for pedestrian improvements to be implemented.
Now you know…