From October 28 to November 2, the City of Alexandria in partnership with the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services as well as Vision Zero Coalition Partners will recognize Pedestrian Safety Awareness Week.
This week will feature various public events as well as the launch of an educational campaign. There will be three safety pop ups at pedestrians locations including Beauregard Street and Rayburn Avenue, King Street and Washington Street and Cameron Station Boulevard and Duke Street on Tuesday where staff and partners will provide information on the Vision Zero Initiative as well as safety measures implemented by the City. There will also be the hosting of the annual Operation Illumination promotion where city staff will provide free safety gear at locations including Holmes Run, Patrick Henry Elementary School, Francis C Hammond Middle School, Duke Street and Jordan Street, Metrolinear Trail and Russell Road and Mt Vernon Avenue.
The awareness week will culminate on November 2nd with the launch of the City’s first traffic Garden, the Mt Jefferson Traffic Garden. The launch will be held at Mt Jefferson Park and Greenway 301 Hume Avenue Alexandria. The traffic garden is a concept that paints or builds miniature road networks for children to develop their traffic safety skills in a low stress environment.