Pedestrian/Traffic Safety Meeting (September 2015)
In response to the fatal accident earlier this month, the city held a meeting on pedestrian/traffic safety at the Maury Elementary School on Monday, September 14 at 6:30pm. Subsequent to the meeting, the City has alerted us that two actions already are in progress:
- Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) have been installed at the intersection of Braddock Road and Commonwealth Avenue. LPIs provide a WALK signal for pedestrians prior to vehicles receiving a green light. This configuration allows pedestrians to establish their presence in the crosswalk and be more visible to a driver.
- City staff also plans to request approval from the Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board that No Right on Red signs be installed at the intersection. This request will be presented to the Board at its October 26 meeting.