Community, Traffic|

Speeding and traffic issues continue to cause problems in our neighborhood, especially along Beaufain Blvd. The speed limit is 25 mph throughout our area.  Beaufain Blvd. is a two lane street with bike and parking lanes on each side, and passing on the right by driving into the bike lane is illegal. (Code of Virginia, 46.2-841.c)

Charlestowne has been enrolled in the city’s Traffic Calming Program since March 2018. Our target area has been Beaufain Blvd. We continue to be in phase 2, selective enforcement. Traffic Engineering is collecting data on Beaufain after a delay caused by lower traffic volume during the pandemic and school building closure. For reference, we had around 3600 vehicles per day in 2018, but only around 3200 in Nov. 2020. A current traffic study is underway, and new data should help us determine whether the lines added to Beaufain have encouraged folks to slow down.

If no improvement is seen, we are eligible to move into phase 3, increased fines, but this would require a petition with signatures from 75% of the property owners fronting Beaufain Blvd. If we move on to Phase 4, physical measures, like speed humps would be installed like those currently on Lake James Drive, but we’re a long way from this phase.

For more information, please click the links below.

Traffic Calming Power Point 4th Precinct – Charlestowne

Traffic-Calming-Brochure-9-28-17

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