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Notes: Alexandria streamlines loading zone process for businesses

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Loading zone at 218 N. Lee Street (image via Google Maps)

Businesses might find it a little easier to set up loading zones.

Patch reported that the Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board approved a new streamlined process for loading zones, allowing the Transportation and Environmental Services director to approve them administratively.

This means that businesses don’t need to go through a public hearing process to add rideshare, takeout, and delivery drop-off zones, though on-site signage is required to allow the public to weigh in before the approval.

Image via Google Maps

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