Alexandria to expand Old Town pedestrian-only zone for summer

A rendering of the expanded pedestrian-only zone envisioned for King Street in Old Town. (Courtesy City of Alexandria)

The City of Alexandria, Virginia, is starting a pilot program to expand the pedestrian-only zone in Old Town.

The unit block of King Street, between Union Street and the Strand, and the northern part of the Strand, between Wales Alley and King Street, will be pedestrian-only from Friday through Labor Day.

“These areas will feature in-street dining, similar to the 100 block of King,” the city government said in a statement.

It’s a pilot program that the City Council approved last month. In late summer, they’ll gather feedback and ponder whether to continue it.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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