Archive for 'Your Views'

Why can’t we just give compromise a chance in this city?

Why can’t we just give compromise a chance in this city?

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: Your bicycle lanes editorial (“Bike lane debate: the good, the bad and the ugly,” March 20) tried to put a happy face on the contentious issue of adding [...]

Emphasis on bicycling will 
come at a cost to pedestrians

Emphasis on bicycling will 
come at a cost to pedestrians

By Arnold Miller 
and Ayne Furman, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: Managing bicycle traffic in Old Town is a complex issue, but a key element is the effect of such traffic on the quality of life [...]

Updating city codes? Here are a few more to toss out

Updating city codes? Here are a few more to toss out

By Jol Silversmith, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: In response to City Councilor Justin Wilson’s recent call for Alexandria to remove certain anachronistic laws from the books, may I suggest that the city revise or repeal [...]

A business friendly Alexandria City Council would support automobile dealerships

A business friendly Alexandria City Council would support automobile dealerships

By Stephanie Cabell, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: The Alexandria Time’s editorial in its March 27 issue about the fate of the two used auto dealerships on King Street (“Driving out local automobile dealerships is bad [...]

The Old Dominion Boat Club will remain a local institution

The Old Dominion Boat Club will remain a local institution

By LaDonna Hale Curzon Member, Old Dominion 
Boat Club (File Photo)  To the editor: Thanks to the Alexandria City Council, this community must say goodbye to one of its oldest landmarks: the Old Dominion Boat Club’s [...]

Bike to Work Day is just a start

Bike to Work Day is just a start

By Jonathan Krall, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: The Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library recently hosted a Bicycle Commuting 101 class. Residents shared information about commuting by bicycle and offered encouragement. With Bike to Work Day [...]

Why calm traffic with bike lanes when congestion will do it for us?

Why calm traffic with bike lanes when congestion will do it for us?

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: By unanimously overruling the desires of directly affected residents and adding bike lanes on King Street, could our city councilors really just have wanted to enable more bicycling [...]

The high cost of bicycle lanes

The high cost of bicycle lanes

By Linda Greenberg, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I am appalled when I think of the money the city is spending to further the cause of bicyclists in Alexandria. I am particularly appalled because the city, [...]

Alexandria in ACTion: What if we raise $1 million in one day for local nonprofits?

Alexandria in ACTion: What if we raise $1 million in one day for local nonprofits?

By John Porter Does that headline sound crazy? Well, it shouldn’t. Online giving days — 24 hours spent fundraising on the Internet for a specific cause — gained popularity several years ago. To be honest, we [...]

The war on parking picks up steam

The war on parking picks up steam

By Townsend A. 
“Van” Van Fleet, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Parking spaces, parking spaces, where have all the parking spaces gone? It seems that every time I say that parking in Old Town has become [...]