Norfolk Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Ready for Review
2015 Strategic Plan to be presented to public October 6
The presentation will be given by Toole Design Group, contracted by the City of Norfolk Department of Planning and Community Development and is open to the public.
The plan is in response to a growing demand for safe travel options for pedestrians and bicyclists. A number of infrastructure improvements for bicycling and walking have been implemented by the City in the last decade, such as the 10.5 mile Elizabeth River Trail, bicycle parking, and sharrows, road markings that indicate a shared lane for bicycles and automobiles.
This Strategic Plan equips the City with recommendations to improve 12 key corridors identified by stakeholders as critical to kick-starting a comprehensive and connected bicycle network. Recommended improvements also benefit pedestrians through improved crossings at major streets and provision of bicycle facilities that will help residents avoid sidewalk riding. Ultimately these recommendations will provide a foundation upon which Norfolk can continue to build a bicycle and pedestrian friendly city.
The Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) enriches the quality of life for Norfolk residents by providing a full spectrum of recreational programming for youth, adults and special populations. RPOS maintains over 100 City parks, 18 recreation centers, four computer resource centers, three neighborhood service centers, five specialty centers, six pools, eight cemeteries, over seven miles of beaches, and a number of playgrounds and athletic facilities. For more information, visit Norfolk.gov/rpos, like the RPOS Facebook page here, or pick up the latest Good Times magazine at a Norfolk recreation center near you.