James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 10.00'
Flow: 28500 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 1:30am
Low Tide: 8:30am

Twitter Feed @RichmondOutside

Instagram Feed @RichmondOutside

  • Prince Humperdinck isnt the only one who can track this
  • Maggie and Walker are back! Richmonds most famous osprey pair
  • Have you checked out the new RichmondOutside podcast? riversideoutfittersrva owner
  • Really great day working with tons of volunteers clearing Evergreen
  • Cool newish sign at the north entrance to the Belle
  • New hardware atop Belle Isle will at least make it
  • Ralph White minced no words when it came to jrps
  • Friend of the program rvatrees gets ready to climb a
  • Saw evidence of the growing controversy surrounding laruspark on a
  • The pawpaws are in along buttermilktrail They should ripen in
  • If you dont follow jamesriverpark you should The incomparable sandysdad
  • Wish I could have gotten closer to this fella to
  • Riding the wissahickon in philly is a blast every time
  • The richmondoutside road trip arrived on the potomacriver in time
Posted In: Road Biking

Bike proposal looks at Floyd Avenue

June 12, 2013 9:08am

Times-Dispatch reporter Mike Martz had a really interesting piece in yesterday’s T-D on a proposal to change Floyd Avenue into a “neighborhood greenway,” making bicycles the preferred mode of transportation in the 2.25 miles between VCU and Thompson Street.

Neighborhood greenway in Portland, Ore.

Neighborhood greenway in Portland, Ore.

“Motor vehicles wouldn’t disappear from the avenue under a concept suggested by the city and supported by the region’s transportation planning organization,” writes Martz. “But they would have to slow down and, after a block or two turn off to other city streets where cars and trucks remain the preferred way of travel.”

Bacon’s Rebellion has an interesting take on the project, which received $50,000 from the city and the Metropolitan Planning Organization to “begin designing the project,  produce a better estimate of what the total cost would be and talk to the neighborhoods that would be affected.”

Officially, the project would run between Laurel Street at Monroe Park to Thompson Street at an exit to the Downtown Expressway, crossing 27 intersections along the way. Roundabouts, speed bumps and other measures would be put in place to slow down traffic.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?