Welcome to Wednesday Open Thread, where we pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest in Alexandria, Virginia.
Topics can include what is going on Alexandria, Virginia, Northern Virginia, local politics, or any other local topic of interest, in the comments. An interesting question I have is, what are your thoughts on the Dockless Mobility Pilot Program in Alexandria, Virginia? In the few months since the program began, photos like this one (see above) cross my social media timeline hourly. Staff updated City Council recently on the program.
IMHO, the scooters belong on the street, not on the sidewalks. Last night, we counted 37 instances of riders riding the scooters on the sidewalks in Old Town from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM including one instance which three riders blew past a bunch of toddlers nearly running over them.
Without enforcement, how is this program good policy? That’s my 2 cents, what do you think?
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