Church Hill People’s News is working with the Department of Public Works to gather feedback on two projects: the Nine Mile Road Streetscape and the 29th Street Bike Walk Boulevard. This event happened a couple of weeks ago at the Sarah Garland Jones Center. We wanted to provide you with an opportunity to give YOUR feedback on this project, so we recreated the form that was available at the meeting. We will then provide this data directly to the Department of Public Works, specifically to Yongping Wang. You can choose to send this form yourself by emailing Yongping.firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s start with the Nine Mile Road Streetscape Project. We’ll publish the 29th Bike Walk Survey on Friday 4/6.
Purpose: This urban corridor is in needs of streetscape revitalizations to improve safety, accessibility, mobility and access management.
History/Timeline: The City commissioned an East End Transformation Study in 2010 that recommended various improvements along the Nine Mile Road corridor. Preliminary design began in late 2017. Construction proposed in 2018-2019.
Scope of Work: Streetscape and revitalization amenities on Nine Mile Road from 25th Street to I-64 including sidewalks, entrance repairs, curb ramps, crosswalks, street trees, pedestrian street lighting, and corner extensions.
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As you can see there are some critical things that caught the attention of some of the people who attended. The main complaint is the existence of the “travel lanes” which by many accounts are not safe. We’re meeting with the Bike Walk RVA team this week to discuss this, so keep an eye out for that article!