Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Improvement Study: City of Richmond
To provide technical assistance to the city of Richmond to conduct a bicycle and pedestrian network connectivity analysis around the future BusRapid Transit (BRT).
- Planning, Environment, and Realty
- Data and Analysis
- Pedestrian / Bicycle
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.
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