Revised Floyd Avenue ‘Bike Boulevard’ concept to be revealed at community meeting

Community invited to see project revisions made in response to residents’ feedback

Following a series of public meetings seeking input from residents and business owners alike, Richmond City Council members Charles Samuels, Jon Baliles, and Parker Agelasto will reveal a conceptual plan for the proposed Floyd Avenue ‘Bike Boulevard’ next week.

The plan, which takes into account feedback received from the public, will be presented Tuesday, July 15th at the Virginia Historical Society at 428 North Boulevard.

For those unfamiliar with plans for the corridor, they are as follows (in a nutshell):

The project is looking at modifying Floyd Avenue by considering the use of motor vehicle traffic-calming measures such as mini traffic circles, chicanes, speed cushions, and traffic diverters. These facilities will discourage cut-through motor-vehicle traffic, but allow local motor-vehicle traffic, while also facilitating safe, efficient bicycle and pedestrian travel along the corridor.

Council members say their goal of the latest meeting is to continue the conversation with the community and pave the way for a bicycle corridor that will run from VCU to Carytown and ultimately “increase livability along Floyd Avenue in Richmond, Virginia by enhancing biking and walking ease, enjoyment and opportunity…”

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6:30 PM. For more information contact Marianne Pitts at 804.646.6532 or

To catch up on the project’s progress thus far, check out ongoing coverage from RVANews editor Nathan Cushing here. Background and more context is available from the city here (PDF).

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