Local residents and local officials came out for this weekend for a march in Arlandria to remember those killed in traffic. The march was hosted on Sunday, Nov. 17, by Alexandria Families for Safe Streets to honor World Remembrance Day, an international memorial event dedicated to raising awareness of traffic violence. The husband and daughters of Rosemarie Cruz, who was killed in an Arlandria crosswalk in 2016, marched in the crowd with over 100 residents of Alexandria and Arlington, according to a press release. Photos and video of the event show marchers in the street around the intersection of West Glebe Road and Mount Vernon

The Alexandria, Virginia, city council has passed a measure to reduce Seminary Road from four lanes to just two, with the remaining space accommodating more turn lanes and room for bicyclists. The year-long study which led to the decision was capped off Saturday with another six hours of testimony and debate as the city pondered whether it was time for the road to be slimmed down. The study was so extensive, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson called it “draining.” Support for keeping Seminary Road at its full four lanes came from many residents and civic associations along Alexandria’s west end, concerned that slower-moving traffic will result

On Tuesday, July 16th, AFSS celebrated its second anniversary, with 55 guests in attendance to make for a fun (albeit hot) evening. Among our guests were State Senator Adam Ebbin, Mayor Justin Wilson, Councilman Mo Seifeldein, Councilwoman Del Pepper, Police Chief Mike Brown, and the Superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools Dr. Gregory Hutchings plus AFSS Board Members and many of our friends.     During this event, AFSS touched on both what it has accomplished in the past year and what it plans on accomplishing in the coming year. AFSS’s accomplishments include: Public outreach to over 1,500 citizens in our community through farmers’ markets, civic associations meeting and events like the World Day of Remembrance march, Educating over 2,000 students at