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.