- Community Development
- Planning Division
- Travel Safe Richmond
Travel Safe Richmond
Travel Safe Richmond is the City’s two-pronged approach to improving roadway safety for all users: people walking, biking, rolling, and driving. All components of Travel Safe Richmond are working together to create unified policies and infrastructure recommendations for improving roadway conditions throughout the City of Richmond. Input from City stakeholders and community members is a critical component of this effort.
Components of Travel Safe Richmond
The two components of the Travel Safe Richmond project include:
Local Roadway Safety Plan
Traffic safety impacts the health and comfort of all those who live and travel in the City of Richmond. The Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) will identify traffic safety trends, and develop a program for the funding and implementation of improvements. The implementation of this plan is a step towards making the transportation system safe and more equitable for users of all transportation modes.
The LRSP’s primary goals include:
- Reduce fatal and serious injury collisions
- Ensure equitable traffic safety investments in the neighborhoods that need them most
- Support safe travel for people walking and biking, especially near schools and other high-demand areas
- Encourage safe driving, through roadway design and outreach
- Prepare for the future with climate-resilient transportation safety infrastructure
The Local Roadway Safety Plan was approved by the City Council on July 19, 2023.
LRSP's Adoption Consideration: July 19, 2023
Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan (BPAP) will serve as the blueprint for improving walking and bicycling conditions in the City of Richmond for the next five years. This Plan will consolidate recommendations from the Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) and coordinate with other Richmond planning efforts to provide near-term bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure recommendations. The proposed improvements will make it safer, easier, and more practical to walk, bike, roll and access transit throughout the City of Richmond.
Goals for the B/P Action Plan include:
- Develop a recommended bicycle and pedestrian network that builds on Richmond's existing assets and focuses on closing existing gaps
- Develop a list of near-term (1-3 year) infrastructure projects focusing on bicycle and pedestrian safety and comfort
- Develop an implementation strategy that identifies potential funding opportunities and applies those to each project
- Develop a general set of guidelines for the development and implementation of bicycle facilities and off-street paths
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan had a study session on October 25, 2022 and was adopted by City Council on February 7, 2023.
BPAP's City Council Adoption Consideration: February 7, 2023
The project was developed in two distinct phases as noted in the graphic below.
Travel Safe Richmond Community Workshops
Throughout the development of Travel Safe Richmond, the City organized a number of events and digital opportunities, including community workshops/open houses, pop up events, and presenting to the business community and at several neighborhood council meetings to gather the public's feedback and ideas. All two components of the Project will coordinate their community engagement into one unified process.
- 1st Community Workshop: December 8, 2021
- 2nd Community Workshop: May 18, 2022 (In person)
- 3rd Community Workshop: November 9, 2022
If you have any comments or questions about the project, you can reach project planer, Lydia Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org.