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Port City Dispatches: Bike Lanes, Waterfront Hotel, Fire Chief Resigns and Affordable Housing

A look back at the week's biggest stories concerning Alexandria.

Port City Dispatches: Bike Lanes, Waterfront Hotel, Fire Chief Resigns and Affordable Housing

Here are some of the week's important, interesting and fun stories concerning Alexandria and its people.

From Alexandria Patch sites:

King Street Bike Lane Plan Will Be Subject to Additional Hearings — By Drew Hansen

Alexandria announced Wednesday it will hold two more public hearings concerning its  plan for bike lanes on a segment of King Street after receiving citizen requests to appeal a decision from the city’s transportation director to implement the controversial traffic-calming strategy.

The announcement comes about a month after Rich Baier, director of the city’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services,  sent a letter to residents along King Street between West Cedar Street and Janney’s Lane stating that the project adequately addresses safety concerns and that it was time to move forward.

In the month that’s followed, residents along the busy stretch have written to members of City Council and posted signs in their front yards proclaiming the roadway “unsafe” for bike lanes.

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