The title of this WAMU article is "Alexandria Officials Want To Push Cyclists To Royal Street" but that isn't really accurate.
Now city officials are turning their attention to Union Street, the easternmost street of Old Town, which is clogged with pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles. Transportation and Environmental Services Director Rich Baier says city officials are hoping to move cyclists off of Union Street.
One city-sponsored study suggests focusing attention on Royal Street and lays out a series of potential strategies to move cyclists there, such as mini-circles, speed bumps or new signs. One of the suggestions is that the four-way stops be replaced by two-way stops.
If the plan is to make Royal Street more appealing, then they are trying to pull cyclists there. If the plan were to make Union less appealing, they would be pushing them there.
Former Old Town Civic Association President Poul Hertel said it would be a mistake to reward the bad behavior of cyclists by removing stop signs.
"They have a problem adhering to the law, and so one of the ways to encourage them to move away from Union Street is to accommodate their lawbreaking by taking away the stop signs on Royal Street," Hertel said.
If your problem is that cyclists break the law, this seems to be a solution. What is Hertel's alternative?