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Bike lanes still in the works for later this year

The city’s page for Pedestrian, Bicycling, and Trails has the exciting word that “25 miles of buffered [bike] lanes coming summer 2017.” It’s summer – where are my bike lanes, yo?

Richmond’s Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trails Coordinator Jakob Helmboldt says that the first of those projects will start by September. The remainder are “being fleshed out with more details based on community feedback” and will see implementation on a rolling basis. Locally this includes lanes for Government Road and Williamsburg Road.

Review for the planned Franklin Street cycletrack from Monroe Park to the Capital is close to wrapping up and it will soon go out for construction bids, Helmboldt says. The timeline on this one is bumping up against the colder months when pavement markings can’t be done, and will either happen this fall or next spring.

Helmboldt didn’t have much say about the years-in-works bike share program other than “you should be hearing something official soon.” The bike share was hoped to be at least partially launched in time for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.

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Hill Runner
Hill Runner
3 years ago

Better late than never. Thanks for the update John.

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Brantley Tyndall
Brantley Tyndall
3 years ago

Thanks for keeping the fire alive!

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urbngrilla
urbngrilla
3 years ago

Face it, as hard as local bike boosters work, the city government truly sucks at bike/ped infrastructure. It is not a priority.

As a cyclist that bikes to work and across town on a daily basis, I can vouch for how awful it is to bike to work or to run errands in downtown/Fan.

Jake Helmboldt is a nice guy and all, but, he is just one person in an organization that gives lip service to creating a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

Spacecat
Spacecat
3 years ago

I was told at the bike lane meeting, that the Government Road lanes would not be painted until Government Road was repaved, due to rough asphalt near Montrose.

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