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Next bike boulevard could be on 29th Street

Ned Oliver has an update on about the proposed North 29th Bike-Walk Street would provide safe north/south corridor (previously):

The project — essentially a street where motor traffic is discouraged in favor of bikes — would stretch two miles from Libby Hill Park to Fairfield Court and Armstrong High School.


The route would connect the neighborhood to the Capital Trial, pass three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, and provide access to four city parks and play grounds, Helmboldt said.

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Kentucky fried

The map is somewhat deceiving. The Capital Trail does not run adjacent to Libby Hill Park. Even if bikers are skilled enough to negotiate the cobblestones, they must then cross Main Street, go down Pear St and then cross Cary to reach the Capital Trail. Is the City’s plan to promote bikes as transportation, this proposal does not qualify.

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Christian Briggs

We need a connection between the bike lanes of Oliver Hill Way and the Cannon Creek Greenway. Valley Road is narrow, there’s no shoulder or sidewalk, the road is in terrible shape, but people still speed around the blind turns there. It’s terrible. And yet it’s the best connection between Shockoe Bottom and Brookland Park.

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Casey W

As someone who lives on 29th St. I love the idea, but would recommend that they also “enhance” the current traffic circle at 29th and Marshall. With the speed of traffic running E/W through the traffic circle it could be really dangerous for those riding N/S.