Last year, Alexandria started updating its Environmental Action Plan.
The Environmental Action Plan is the City's blueprint for creating a thriving, sustainable community. In June 2009, the City adopted the comprehensive Environmental Action Plan 2030, aimed at achieving the vision and principles outlined in the City's Eco-City Charter and ensuring the City continues to move toward environmental sustainability. The update process involves City residents, businesses, staff and the Environmental Policy Commission.
The Environmental Action Plan (EAP) 2030 update is done in two phases. This first phase is for short-term actions recommended within five years to FY 2023.
Biking can play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other transportation-related pollution, so naturally the plan includes actions that will encourage people to switch from driving to biking. So far they point to Capital Bikeshare, Vision Zero, Complete Streets and bike paths as actions they've taken that fit in with the EAP along with education, planning and other policies.
There are more work sessions coming up with the next one on April 30th.