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Bike Walk RVA group tours Arlington, DC

Posted at 2:43 PM, Jun 25, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. (WTVR) — More than 50 city and community leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. Tuesday in an effort to make Richmond a more bike-friendly city.

Sports Backers‘ Bike Walk RVA is a regional group that supports bike and pedestrian friendly policies, programs and infrastructure projects.

The group said D.C. and Arlington are years ahead of Richmond when it comes to creating bike friendly streets — and allowing bikers and drivers to exist together safely. The trip’s goal is to bring back ideas on how they can carry out similar programs in Richmond.

Sports Backers works with area leaders and public works staff to fund and install bike lanes, trails and sidewalks.

Additionally, the agency’s website said it is documenting and evaluating the status of all  bike lanes and trails (paved and dirt) in the region.