RICHMOND, Va. –There are a lot more bikeways popping up on and along our roadways. Some of these bikeways are brand new to the region, while some have been here for years.
Bike Walk RVA (a program of Sports Backers) has released a map to help cyclists navigate Greater Richmond via existing on-street bikeways and paved multi-use trails. The organization worked on it for several months, said Max Hepp-Buchanan.
“Most of the work was done by our star intern, Jamie Pham, who is a graduate student in Urban and Regional Planning at VCU,” he added.
The map provides a great overview of the tremendous amount of work done this year alone. Seeing the big picture also helps residents better plan trips, and can encourage residents to try new rides.
Each bikeway is given a number marker, which, when clicked, launches an image of the bikeway with details. The type of bikeway is listed, as well as its length.
The organization has also identified a need to help educate residents on what a region committed to alternative transportation looks like – both for people who ride bicycles and for people who drive cars. That information can be found here.
Click here to view the RVA Bikeways map and plan your next ride.
Bike Walk RVA was founded three years ago. They have three full-time employees and a part-time intern.
“Our upcoming priorities will to help our local jurisdictions identify important walking and biking projects for 2016/17, help them find funding of various forms, and build community support for those projects,” Hepp-Buchanan said. “The Floyd Ave bike-walk street should be done in the first quarter of next year, which will certainly be something to celebrate this spring!”