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Last Updated: 2017-03-23

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Bicycle Infrastructure

  • 25 miles of bike lanes completed
  • 25 miles of buffered lanes coming summer 2017
  • Franklin Street “cycletrack” from Monroe Park to the Capital

There are three categories of public meeting documents for review and comment:

  • Typical Sections
  • Public Meeting Boards
  • 90% Design Plans
  • BROOK RD- Public Meeting Typical Section
  • BROOK RD- Public Meeting Plan View 1
  • BROOK RD- Public Meeting Plan View 2
  • BROOK RD- Public Meeting Plan View 3
  • BROOK RD- 90 Percent Plans
  • SEMMES AVE- Public Meeting Typical Section
  • SEMMES AVE- Public Meeting Plan View
  • SEMMES AVE- 90 Percent Plans
  • WESTOVER HILLS BLVD- Public Meeting Typical Section
  • WESTOVER HILLS BLVD- Public Meeting Plan View
  • WESTOVER HILLS BLVD- 90 Percent Plans
  • WILLIAMSBURG AVE- Public Meeting Typical Section 1
  • WILLIAMSBURG AVE- Public Meeting Typical Section 2
  • WILLIAMSBURG AVE- Public Meeting Plan View 1
  • WILLIAMSBURG AVE- Public Meeting Plan View 2
  • WILLIAMSBURG AVE 90 Percent Plans
  • Richmond Bike Share

    Bike Share

    • First deployment will be 220 bikes and 20 stations, focusing on downtown and nearby areas
    • Second 220 deployment electric pedal assist bikes and double system to size to 440+ bikes and 40+ stations
    • Council has approved fee stations
    • Sponsor opportunities (operational funding) need Council approval

    Bike Share - Location Map - Phase I - 2016           Location Map - Phase II - 2017 (Planned)

    Bike Share Map 1 Bike Share Map 2

    Upcoming Bike Lane Projects

    The City of Richmond is moving forward with implementation of recommendations from the Bike Master Plan to design and construct approximately 25 lane miles of bike lanes. On Tuesday November 22, 2016 the City held a public meeting at the City’s Downtown Public Library to present conceptual and detailed plans for ten streets throughout the City. The meeting was conducted as an open-house format that presented concepts and, in some cases design options, in order to seek public input on design preferences.

    The presentation, project display boards, and comment sheet are available to allow review and comment by members of the public who were not able to attend the meeting. Comment sheets can be submitted to the Department of Public works via email to Jakob.Helmboldt@Richmondgov.com. Comments will be accepted through mid-December.

    Bike Lanes Board 1 Bike Lanes Board 2 Bike Lanes Board 3 Bike Lanes Board 4 Bike Lanes Board 5 Bike Lanes Board 6 Bike Lanes Board 7 Bike Lanes Board 8 Bike Lanes KHA 1 Bike Lanes KHA 2 Bike Lanes KHA 3

    Bikes, Completed Projects

    As the City continues pressing forward to make Richmond more bike friendly, several projects have been completed:

    • Buffered bike lanes on West Leigh Street
    • Buffered bike lanes on the Lee Bridge
    • Buffered bike lanes on the Manchester Bridge
    • Construction of the City’s first bike-boulevard on Floyd Avenue [completion May 2016]

    Bike Lane 1 Bike Lane 2

    Richmond’s First Bike Master Plan is Now Complete!

    The City of Richmond and our consultant team from the firms Michael Baker, Jr., and Alta Planning and Design has developed the City’s first ever Bicycle Master Plan which details a proposed network of improved bike infrastructure throughout the City. This document was developed with extensive public comment and feedback and will serve as a blueprint as the City continues to build a more inclusive bike infrastructure. With nearly 3,000 responses to the online survey and several hundred comments and markups made with the online mapping tool, the City is confident that this plan moves Richmond in the right direction to improved biking convenience and safety.

    Though this plan provides a degree of prioritization of projects for development of a connected network based on a range of factors, it is intended to be a living document that will evolve as the City moves forward with implementation and as new opportunities arise. Some details are more general as some projects will evolve as we move towards implementation and make determinations on the most suitable type of infrastructure and improvements along a particular street or corridor.

    The complete plan and appendix can be accessed here:

    Richmond Bicycle Master Plan [164.52 MB]

    Appendix E – Corridor Inventory [37.47 MB]


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    Several noteworthy completed projects include:

    • Buffered bike lanes on West Leigh Street
    • Buffered bike lanes on the Lee Bridge
    • Buffered bike lanes on the Manchester Bridge
    • Construction of the City’s first bike-walk street (bike boulevard) on Floyd Avenue

    Bike Paths

    Bike Share 4

    Contact Us

    Jakob Helmboldt, AICP
    O: 804.646.7141
    C: 804.640.2528
    Jakob.Helmboldt@Richmondgov.com

    Contact Information:

    Dept of Public Works
    City of Richmond
    Jakob Helmboldt
    Pedestrian, Bicycling and Trails Coordinator

    900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
    Richmond VA
    23219 USA
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    Phone: (804)646-7141
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    If you have any questions, please call the City's Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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