WASHINGTON — The City of Manassas is set to rein in panhandling especially at intersections that are deemed dangerous.
Potomac Local reports that the Manassas City Council is expected to vote Monday, July 27 to restrict 16 intersections in the city so people will no longer be able to stand on the median at the intersections and beg for money.
The 16 intersections have been ranked the most dangerous when it comes to crashes, injuries and property damage.
- Liberia Avenue at Centreville Road
- Liberia Avenue at Euclid Avenue
- Liberia Avenue at Signal Hill Road
- Liberia Avenue at Prince William Parkway/Wellington Road
- Liberia Avenue at Mathis Avenue
- Liberia Avenue at Richmond Avenue
- Prince William Street at Grant Avenue
- Church Street at Grant Avenue
- Nokesville Road at Godwin Drive
- Mathis Avenue at Sudley Road
- Sudley Road at Digges Road
- Sudley Road at Plantation Lane
- Centreville Road at Breeden Avenue
- Ashton Avenue at Cockrell Road
- Ashton Avenue at Godwin Drive
- Centreville Road at Kincheloe Drive
Manassas City is following other regions which are cracking down on panhandling. Last year, Prince William County re-classified panhandling as “aggressive and dangerous solicitation,” making it a more serious offense and increasing the fines and penalties.