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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Duke Street near Landmark and Cameron Run (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

It’s been a busy news week in Alexandria. On the positive site: one of the bigger stories is that the city achieved zero traffic fatalities in 2023.

It’s a significant accomplishment for Alexandria, which since 2017 has had a Vision Zero goal.

As laudable as the achievement is, as some of the comments noted, there’s still work to be done on improving transportation safety around the city to keep that at zero and reduce the number of serious injuries.

Last year, the city received a grant to review seven high-crash intersections around the city’s West End and over the next few years, the city will be doing transportation analysis and begin a design processes to reduce crashes.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Alexandria Amtrak station is the second busiest in the Southeastern United States (10302 views)
  2. Mason and Greens closed in Old Town (7530 views)
  3. Alexandria Republicans join opposition to Potomac Yard arena (6925 views)
  4. City Council and residents battle over Old Town development in court and tense meetings (5890 views)
  5. Alexandria picnic reservations start next week (4364 views)
  6. Alexandria city manager says widening imbalance in tax base puts city in financial peril (4080 views)
  7. Economist says Virginia may be overestimating revenue from Potomac Yard arena (3674 views)
  8. Here’s what to know for this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Alexandria (2560 views)
  9. Potomac Yard arena deal challenges Alexandria’s values, says Councilman John Taylor Chapman (2527 views)
  10. BREAKING: D.C. man indicted on charges of abduction and attempted rape in Potomac Yard (2405 views)

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