Community packs Floyd Ave. ‘Bike Boulevard’ meeting

Posted at 12:31 AM, Jul 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-16 00:31:02-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Hundreds made their way to the Virginia Historical Society on Tuesday to learn even more about a proposed 'Bike Boulevard' plan in the city.

The proposal is a plan to enhance biking and walking on Floyd Avenue from Laurel Street West to Thompson Street.

Many have been talking about it for months looking forward to the idea.

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The circles represent round-abouts that would slow traffic down.

"It'll be a great beautification process, other cities have done it and it's really added a lot more landscape," said Jennifer Daoulas, who lives near Floyd Ave.

However, not every one is on board. Many had questions for city leaders regarding traffic tickets for those on bikes and parking.

"It will affect property values," said Anne Innes,who owns property on Floyd Ave, "When there's no place to park at night and right now in the summer when school is out parking isn't as bad but the rest of the year it's very difficult to find a place to park."

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Along with questions, residents had the chance to see the community design concept for the proposed plan for the first time.

"The what, the where, the different traffic combing elements that are being proposed in this concept," said Jakob Helmboldt with the city's pedestrian, bicycle and trails committee.

Click the video to see more of the plans.