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The purpose of the study was to determine the feasibility of locating a hike/bike trail along the Route 5 corridor between Richmond and Williamsburg. The primary objectives of such a shared use (also referred to as multi-use) trail in the area would be to:
Offer multi-modal transportation options
Respond to the General Assembly
Promote tourism and economic development
Provide recreational opportunities
Highlight natural and cultural resources
Complement scenic qualities of the byway
In efforts to create a community where walking and biking are integral components of our city, Mayor Dwight C Jones has created the Pedestrian, Bicycling and Trails Commission. In this report the commission looks at economic development, grants and funding opportunities to implement the changes needed to make our city more bike and pedestrian friendly. Community priorities, education and outreach, infrastructure and physical design and the accidents rates in our city for pedestrians and cyclists
The Chesterfield Countywide Comprehensive Plan, once adopted will be the official plan to achieve the goals set forth in this plan. This comprehensive plan establishes a countywide vision, guides on use of land and resources, promotes economic development, preserves established communities and much more
The Urban Mobility Report is an annual report which ranks traffic and congestion in most major urban centers across the United States. This report measures the travel time index, peak commute times, annual delay by commuter and much more
Housing affordability is a critical challenge throughout Virginia-a challenge heightened by the recent recession and continuing economic turmoil, as well as problems with transportation and sprawling development, according to a new report released by Housing Virginia and the Southern Environmental Law Center. Recent estimates are that almost 30% of all homeowners and almost half of all renters in Virginia-a total of almost one million people-have housing costs above the level typically considered affordable. And moving farther out in search of affordable housing often leads to higher transportation costs that eat up any savings on housing. In addition to examining these and other challenges stemming from the failure to link jobs, transportation, and housing, the report outlines a range of practical, workable solutions and opportunities to build a better future for Virginia's communities.
Smart growth is smart economics. Alternatives to sprawl offer significant benefits for our regional and local economies, for businesses, for local governments and taxpayers, and for individual and household finances. The recent recession, ongoing economic and budget crises, and the slumping real estate market have heightened the need to pay attention to the bottom line and to adopt better approaches to how and where we grow.
Car-sharing is a membership-based mobility service that offers short-term vehicle rentals. Studies have shown that car-sharing can increase transportation sustainability by encouraging the use of public transit and reducing vehicle miles traveled. This thesis examines the potential for car-sharing in Richmond, Virginia through an attitude-based qualitative pilot study.
GRTC and DRPT held public scoping meetings on February 24 and 25, 2010 for the Broad Street Rapid Transit Study. The intent of the meetings was to introduce the project, explain the study process and explain the alternatives under consideration. Citizens were invited to provide comments about the proposed transit improvements before, during and after each meeting through various formats. The public scoping meetings satisfy a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act that the public be given an opportunity to provide input on alternatives to be studied, the purpose and need of the project, and potential for environmental effects.
Over the last decade, three transportation decision-makers – GRTC Transit System, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (RAMPO) – have worked to devise an integrated strategy for investment in a regional transit infrastructure.
Though the following three reports were completed independently of each other, they are clearly complementary, frequently cross-referencing each other to demonstrate how they support a broader vision
On February 24th & 25th, 2010, GRTC held a public scope meeting to unveil the Broad St Rapid Transport plan and get community feedback. Here is GRTC's presentation of their Rapid Transport Study.