On Tuesday, January 24th the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted the “Vision Zero” international traffic safety concept with the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028. Alexandria has had 7 pedestrian deaths over the last four years. They haven't had a cyclist death since 2002.
[The] action by City Council to adopt the Vision Zero philosophy follows over a year of research and planning by City staff. The next step is for staff to develop an action plan for consideration by Council this fall. The action plan, which will be developed and implemented through community participation, will use a data-driven approach to identify the tasks and funding needed to achieve Vision Zero in Alexandria.
According to Jim Durham, Chair, Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, "Staff plans extensive community outreach in developing the action plan, including three community meetings in April, 2017 and on-line comments."