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More ‘no turn on red’ restrictions coming to Old Town North

Pendleton Street and N. Saint Asaph Street (image via Google Maps)

Four intersections along N. Saint Asaph Street, near the Trader Joes and Harris Teeter, could have new ‘no turn on red restrictions’.

A report (page 12) to the Traffic and Parking Board — ahead of a meeting tonight (Monday) — said the intersections along N. Saint Asaph Street can be a dangerous combination of pedestrian traffic around the grocery stores coming into conflict with traffic spilling off Washington Street.

According to the report:

North Saint Asaph Street between Pendleton and Montgomery Streets is a mix of residential and commercial uses, including two grocery stores, a hotel, and a few restaurants. There is often heavy foot and cyclist traffic around the Trader Joes and Harris Teeter grocery stores along this corridor. As North Saint Asaph Street is one block off of Washington Street, it is also used as an alternative route when traffic backs up, leading to an increased potential for pedestrian and vehicle conflict points.

The report said between 2016 and 2022 there were four crashes involving pedestrians. Three of the four involved a pedestrian experiencing visible injury due to a car collision, according to the report.

The new ‘no turn on red’ restrictions would affect turning onto N. Saint Asaph Street from:

  • Pendleton Street
  • Wythe Street
  • Madison Street
  • Montgomery Street

Turns would also be restricted onto those streets from N. Saint Asaph Street.

Of the public comments submitted on the proposed change, the majority were from neighbors in support of adding the ‘no turn on red’ restrictions.

‘No turn on red’ restrictions proposed along N. Saint Asaph Street (image via City of Alexandria)

Image via Google Maps

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