U.S. Bicycle Route 76 is an on-road National Bike Route that spans the eastern half of the U.S., from the Midwest (Missouri) to eastern Virginia (Williamsburg). Along this path, the route passes through the Thomas Jefferson Planning District, including the City of Charlottesville, along with Louisa, Fluvanna, Albemarle and Nelson counties. Within the TJPDC boundaries, Route 76 accounts for approximately 136 miles of roadway. As part of its FY14 Rural Transportation Program, TJPDC staff will conduct a corridor study of these road segments that make up Route 76. This will be a three-phased effort, which will include:
Phase I: An Inventory of existing conditions;
Phase II: A promotional campaign that would provide route information and online resources; and
Phase III: Recommendations for roadway improvements that would increase bike safety.
News and Updates
We need your help! Take the Route 76 Cyclist Survey
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) is seeking public input on Route 76. Your input will help us identify the location of existing safety concerns, explore opportunities for bike routes branching off from Route 76, and even rerouting possibilities.
Due to the national function of Route 76, many local cyclists do not intentionally target their rides for this route. Instead, local riders may pick roadways that provide the most satisfying trip. At the same time, local riders will know the existing conditions of roadways better than cyclists from outside of our region. Your input will be instrumental in making the riding experience safer and more satisfying for fellow cyclists who are attracted to this U.S. Bike Route.To view the route maps and take the survey visit our Survey Page.
Click here to submit comments and questions.