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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Voice of Reason: John Taylor Chapman
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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Voice of Reason: John Taylor Chapman

Regarding the recent Alexandria City Council vote on the Seminary Road "diet" proposal, I would like to call out Councilman John Taylor Chapman as the voice of reason on the topic at the September 14 Council meeting. He raised many issues relevant to the decision that had not been fully addressed, chief among them Seminary Road's role as one of only a few east-west arterial streets in the city and the siphoning-off effect that can be expected of Seminary Road traffic onto other already-congested arterials such as Duke Street, noting that insufficient data was available to assess that effect. I have not seen his comments covered in news reports, so through this letter I wish to bring them to the public's attention and to thank Councilman Chapman for his efforts on behalf of the City of Alexandria.

Amy Stearns

Alexandria