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Alexandria gathering public feedback on bike lane plans for Carlyle road

Holland Lane project (image via City of Alexandria)

Holland Lane isn’t one of the longest or most-used streets in Alexandria, but it’s a major connection between the Old Town and Carlyle neighborhoods that may be getting a slight overhaul soon.

The City of Alexandria is currently gathering community feedback on plans that include, among other things, a bike lane on Holland Lane.

The street, which runs from Eisenhower Avenue up to the Whole Foods on Duke Street, is four lanes for most of its length and five at the Duke Street intersection.

Holland Lane project (image via City of Alexandria)

The street is in a highly dense area where a City presentation said up to 29% of drivers speed past the 25 mph limit by 5 mph or more. The City said there have been 13 crashes on Holland Lane since 2018 and six of those involved people walking, all of which resulted in injury.

There are four options presented for the project, but other than the no-build option, all of them involve installing bike lanes on one or both sides of the street.

Detailed design for the project is scheduled for summer-fall this year with implementation sometime next year.

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