AFSS memebers attended Governor Northam’s March 26, 2019 announcement of signing a “Hands Free” driving bill at Market Square in Alexandria.  AFSS members gladly accepted an invitation from Governor Northam’s office to attend the announcemnt ceremony.  We were pleased to join the Street Smart organization and lend our support for the hands free bill as we work to make Alexandria’s roads safe for everyone. Thank you Governor Northam!  

George Washington University Graduate School of Sustainable Urban Planning, GW University Hospital and AFSS co-hosted a “Real Time Near Miss Data App” Roundtable meeting on Jan 18th at the Milken Institute in D.C.             We had 45 participants from several transportation data analytics companies, urban planning organizations as well as Transportation Department professionals from DOT, District Department of Transportation , Montgomery County, Arlington County, Transportation & Environmental Services, City of Alexandria, and Loudoun County Government . Corporate supporters included Mapbox , Esri, Smart Growth America, DC Bike Council and Populus. The meeting engendered vibrant panel discussions and many constructive recommendations

        THANK YOU to those of you who came out yesterday to commemorate the World Day of Remembrance for Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic Victims. After our crowd of over 50 supporters marched on King Street, we gathered in Market Square and heard from various city officials and individuals personally impacted by preventable crashes. Read below for more details of the event. To help AFSS with our outreach, education and advocacy efforts please make a donation so we can continue this work and forward this email to 3 friends you think would be interested in learning more about our mission. Alexandria Families For

Traffic crashes kill or seriously injure an average of 37 people per year in the City of Alexandria. This is not just a number. These people are parents, grandparents, husbands, wives, children, friends, and neighbors. International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is an annual event to remember the millions of people killed and injured in traffic crashes around the world. On Sunday, November 18, 2018, please join the members of Alexandria Families for Safe Streets (AFSS) for a walk of silence from the beginning of King Street near the Potomac to Market Square to honor those who have been impacted by

Six AFSS volunteers helped students walk safely to school at Ferdinand T Day elementary school on the first day of school. We handed out hand fans to the children which encourages the “Project Wave” practice of Stop, Look, Wave at drivers before crossing intersections at Stop Signs. People from ACPS and TE&S Vision Zero also helped the students with Safe Streets practices. Thanks all

Dear AFSS Members and Friends: Thanks for your support over the last year! The month of August marks our first full year of existence and we thought it might be interesting to briefly recall what AFSS has accomplished in the past twelve months as well as share with you AFSS’ future plans. Year 1 Our First Meeting was only 5 motivated people who got together to advocate that the City of Alexandria instill a sense of urgency in implementing a Vision Zero plan. AFSS has had an Impact! Nov 2017, leveraging social media and over 1,300 signatures, AFSS urged the City Council to deliver a detailed plan, funding

Published by Bob Trencheny · June 14, 2018 · Alexandria, VA · Five AFSS crash survivors and an AFSS member whose father was killed by a traffic violating driver came together on Seminary Road in front of the Francis Hammond Middle School to draw attention that the month of June is one of the highest pedestrian and cyclists crash months in Alexandria. As AFSS members stood on the side walk cars were recorded traveling at 40+ mph in a 25 mph zone in front of the school. One pedestrian out of ten is killed when crashed into by cars traveling at 20 mph. Nine out of

By Rick Massimo August 17, 2018 3:52 pm    WTOP  WASHINGTON — Drivers on a stretch of U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria, Virginia, should get ready to slow down — fast. The city announced Friday that they will reduce the speed limit on Route 1 between Slaters Lane and Four Mile Run — the Jefferson Davis Highway portion — from 35 mph to 25 mph starting Monday. The city said in a statement that the change is a safety move. Between 2015 and 2017, 25 people were hurt, three seriously, in 106 crashes on the stretch of road where the speed limit is about to change, they