Take Action on Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvements

The Richmond region receives low rankings on accessibility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.  Smart Growth America released a report in May 2014 showing that Richmond is the 19th deadliest city for pedestrians in the nation.  Read the report here.

PSG has teamed up with the Greater Richmond Bicycle CoalitionRichmond Area Bicycling AssociationVirginia Bicycling Federation to do the following:

  • Identify and raise awareness for bike/ped infrastructure opportunities in each locality;
  • Promote the connection of these local infrastructure opportunities into a regional, statewide, and national network; and 
  • Position the region and localities for federal, state, and local funding for an improved active transportation network.

In October 2013, PSG co-hosted the inaugural VCU Wilder School Morton B. Gulak Lecture by Jeff Speck, a nationally-renowned city planner and advocate of New Urbanism.  Author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, Jeff Speck focused on concrete steps that city planners and policymakers can take to enhance walkability.  Check out a video of his lecture here.

The bicycle culture is booming in the Richmond region, but we still need more safe and comfortable places to walk and bike, such as protected bike lanes, paved trails, and calm neighborhood streets.  We won't be ready to become a world-class bicycling destination and show off the Richmond region at the 2015 World Road Cycling Championships unless we PLAN, FUND, and BUILD great bicycling infrastructure now!

  • Check out the new RVA Bike Calendar - the central resource for bike and pedestrian advocacy events, meetings, and other activities in the region.  Contact us if you have an event you'd like to add!
  • Download and print the Take Action Postcard below and send it to your local elected officials to ask them to support and facilitate regional collaboration and action on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements in the Richmond region.
  • Attend a City Council, Board of Supervisors, or Planning Commission meeting in your jurisdiciton and voice your support for biking and walking as safe, efficient, viable means of transportation and a key to attracting cutting-edge companies and workers.  Learn more about the planning process in your city our county and how to get involved with our Citizen's Guide!

Don't know who your elected official is?  Look up contact information here or call us for assistance at (804) 644-4774.

Be sure to check out these partners for bike and pedestrian programs, alerts, and volunteer opportunities:

 

 

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