Duke Street Traffic: The City Asking for Feedback Before It Makes Big Changes

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Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia (Photo: Famartin, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria has announced the start of “Duke Street In Motion,” an 18-month planning and design study focused on ensuring that transit improvements to be made along the Duke Street corridor, from the Landmark Mall area to the King Street Metro Station, will align with users’ needs, wants, and expectations. To meet this goal, the City will host nearly 30 events and activities to gather feedback from those who live, work, and travel along the Duke Street corridor. Provide input by completing a short feedback form by July 31. The feedback form and associated resources will be available online in English, Spanish, and Amharic.

Starting June 21, “Duke Street In Motion Week” will feature a series of outreach events. To learn more about the project and ask questions, attend a pop-up event at locations along the corridor or join a virtual project webinar on Wednesday, June 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Registration is required to participate. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the project webpage.

The community input received will help create a vision for this corridor and steer the eventual outcome, including potential bus, bicycle, pedestrian, micromobility (such as shared electric bikes and scooters) and other traffic improvements. The results will be used with existing studies to create a final plan. This project is partially funded with $87M in regional grants from The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

Visit alexandriava.gov/DukeInMotion for more information about the project, including event details, multilingual resources and engagement opportunities.