2004 Jefferson Area Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Plan
The purpose of this plan is to provide information and guidance on development of facilities and other accommodations to enhance safe bicycle and pedestrian travel within the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. This plan will also satisfy the Virginia Department of Transportation requirement that a roadway be identified in a locally adopted bicycle or pedestrian plan before improvements can be made. Descriptions are given as to how localities can create and maintain safe and efficient walking and biking systems, linking people to the services they need. An overall network is proposed that connects the many communities of the region, and smaller networks proposed for within those communities. The plan also identifies methods for increasing awareness among the public, especially automobile drivers, about the needs of walkers and cyclists. Implementation and funding issues are discussed, as well. This plan offers recommendations for both physical improvements and programs aimed at improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities and safety.