Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

Food truck hysteria is nonsense

Food truck hysteria is nonsense

By Michael Ford, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Allow me to address the idea that food trucks would replace restaurants on King Street: It’s a ridiculous notion. If my wife wanted to go out to dinner [...]

Bike lane project is nothing more than social engineering

Bike lane project is nothing more than social engineering

By David Norcross, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I want to congratulate Rich Baier, director of the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, for his candor. After all of the sound and fury of the [...]

Saving the Alexandria Seaport Foundation must be a priority

Saving the Alexandria Seaport Foundation must be a priority

By Erica Mitrano, Arlington County (File Photo) To the editor: I am writing to applaud Alexandria City Council’s decision to add bike lanes along King Street, a commonsense decision sure to make life easier for a class [...]

Saving the Alexandria Seaport Foundation must be a priority

Saving the Alexandria Seaport Foundation must be a priority

By R. Alan McCurry, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I am a solid supporter and board member of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation and am very proud of the help we provide at-risk and underserved youth. It [...]

Resident-only parking is not the solution

Resident-only parking is not the solution

By Nate Macek, Alexandria Planning 
Commission (File Photo) To the editor: The January 30 editorial of the Alexandria Times (“Give the ‘Iron Ladies’ resident-only parking in Old Town”) prescribes the wrong medicine for Old Town’s constrained on-street [...]

My View: Supporting the solopreneur economy

My View: Supporting the solopreneur economy

By Bill Reagan Self-employed workers go by a variety of names: solopreneurs, independent contractors or consultants, freelancers and even lone eagles. Whatever you call them, this segment of the economy is expanding, particularly in the Washington [...]

A few real suggestions to improve civic engagement in Alexandria

A few real suggestions to improve civic engagement in Alexandria

By Jim Roberts, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I am troubled. I can’t fathom whether our city councilors are aloof by design or by nature. Whatever the reason, apart from Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, their collective [...]