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Floyd Ave. Bike Boulevard Clears Huge Hurdle

Andy Thompson

February 24, 2015 4:22pm
A bike boulevard in palo Alto. Credit: Bikeable Richmond

A bike boulevard in Palo Alto. Credit: Bikeable Richmond

Maybe you’ve heard by now that late yesterday the Richmond Planning Commission approved the long contemplated/sought/worked on/argued over Floyd Avenue Bike Boulevard proposal.

At this point, work should begin in the spring, unless City Council chooses to overrule the decision (which seems unlikely). Both the Times-Dispatch and Bikeable Richmond offer blow-by-blow details on the plan itself, so I won’t go into those here. But I do highly recommend you check out Bike Walk RVA Director Max Hepp-Buchanan’s piece on the Sports Backers’s blog. He does a great job of going behind the ins and outs of urban/traffic planning to lay out the significance of the vote and what it could mean for other projects going forward.

Bottom line, it was a good day — maybe not a perfect day, but a good day — for RVA’s bicycle infrastructure proponents.

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?