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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Improvement Study: City of Richmond

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-17-0040
Project Abstract:

To provide technical assistance to the city of Richmond to conduct a bicycle and pedestrian network connectivity analysis around the future BusRapid Transit (BRT).

Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$109,328.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
Yes
Grant/Contract ID:
  • DTFH6116D00016L/0004
FHWA Program Area:
  • Planning, Environment, and Realty
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Planning for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, Connectivity, and Multimodal Mobility, including for Underserved Communities
FHWA Activity:
  • Data and Analysis
  • Pedestrian / Bicycle
Project Outputs:

The Richmond, Virginia Pedestrian and Bicycle Network Improvement Study provides a detailed set of infrastructure improvement recommendations to enhance bicycle and pedestrian access to and from seven future Bus Rapid Transit stations along a 7.6-mile corridor in Richmond, Virginia.

Project Outcomes/Impact:

Studying the areas around the stations revealed several recurring bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure issues including:
• Curb ramps that are non-compliant with ADA requirements, both in placement and design
• Lack of consistency in type, location and functionality of pedestrian push buttons
• Lack of connectivity to existing regional trails
• Sight lines at intersections obstructed by parked cars
• Sidewalks damaged by tree roots and blocked by permanent obstacles such as utility poles and fire hydrants

Contact Information

Team:
Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty
Office:

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Human Environment
Contact Role:
Sponsor

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Human Environment
Contact Role:
Sponsor

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Human Environment
Contact Role:
Sponsor