Starting late Fall 2018, Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services staff will install new ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions as part of the implementation of the City’s Vision Zero Initiative to improve safety on our streets  As part of the Vision Zero Action Plan, City staff analyzed crash data, industry best practices and research, public input, and formed an interdepartmental collaboration team to develop a set of Year 1 Engineering Priorities. These engineering priorities are intended to improve safety for all modes of travel, focusing on increasing safety for vulnerable road users (e.g. people walking and biking, children, and seniors). One of these Year 1 Engineering Priorities is to install ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions at least 10 intersections to improve safety for people walking and driving. 

Crash data was analyzed for 2011-2016 during the Vision Zero Action Plan process. The data showed that during this time, 445 people walking were involved in crashes with one in seven of these crashes resulting in death or serious injury to the person. Turning-movement crashes were found to be among the most common crash types in Alexandria.

T&ES staff have identified more than 10 intersections for these restrictions and will be implementing a portion of these new restrictions over the coming months. During implementation, T&ES Staff advises residents and visitors to stay alert to the potential new traffic patterns at the following locations:

Primary Street Onto
King Street Henry Street
Gibbon Route 1
King Street Patrick Street
Mill Road Eisenhower Ave
N Jordan Duke Street
N Patrick King Street
N Pickett Duke Street
Prince Street S Henry Street
Prince Street S Patrick
Reading N Beauregard
S Jordan Duke Street
S Quaker Duke Street
S Walker Duke Street
Park Center Dr King Street
S 28th St King Street
Southern Towers Seminary
Cambridge Duke Street
Roth  Duke Street
Metro Road Eisenhower Ave
Route 1 Slaters Lane
Cameron Station Duke Street
Gibbon S Washington
King Street N Washington Street
Queen Street N Henry Street
S Peyton King Street
Edsall Whiting
N Quaker Fern
Whiting Edsall Road