A summary of the Alexandria Families for Safe Streets (AFSS) September 20, 2022 meeting is now available. Please read the September 2022 meeting notes and find out how you can get involved.

“Seven years ago, the District of Columbia made an ambitious commitment: It would aim to eliminate traffic deaths in the city by 2024. Christened Vision Zero, the program prompted other cities and jurisdictions in the region to follow, instituting several projects, like reducing speed limits, adding more protected bike lanes, and other safety infrastructure. “But all over the D.C. area, the project has failed. Not only have traffic deaths persisted — they’ve reached their highest numbers in nearly 15 years.” Read the full article

Winter is headed our way, along with holidays and inclement weather. It’s time to double down on our efforts and ensure that our streets are safe for us all, regardless of how we get to where we’re going. Check out our Fall Newsletter about recent accomplishments and activities with AFSS.

Here is our latest newsletter: On behalf of the Board of Directors of AFSS, thank you, the community of Alexandria, for your support. We couldn’t have accomplished half of the projects that we’ve undertaken to make our streets safer without so many terrific volunteers helping us. In this edition of our AFSS newsletter, we’ll share our accomplishments in 2020, what we’re working toward in2021 regarding expanding the Families for Safe Streets regional network, our “Near Miss” survey extension, and more.