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  1. 1. April 25, 2013New RiverValley’sBikeway,Walkway, Blueway Plan
  2. 2. Virginia’s New RiverValleyPlanning District Commission Boundary
  3. 3. Virginia’s New RiverValley• Population: 179,967• 4 Counties• 1 City• 10Towns• VirginiaTech• Radford University
  4. 4. Regional Profile:• Average Commute = 19 miles/23 minutes• Annual miles traveled = 11,874• Annual Costs: $7,587.77• Household Median Income: $42,057• Transportation Costs = 18%• 2030: 1-in-5 people will be over 65• 28% Adult obesity• 19% Children in povertyBackground Information
  5. 5. Regional Challenges:• Incomplete bike/ped downtown• Transit systems growing• State/Federal Match (competitive)• Planning & Programming disconnect• Land = missed opportunities• Lack of connections• Virginia, 2007 Outdoors Survey:• Walking for pleasure = #1• Driving for pleasure = #3• Bicycling = #13Background Information
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  10. 10. Established a DiverseWorking Committee• The PDC met with a variety of partners to startfrom the ground up…Regional Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway Plan
  11. 11. Guidance fromWorking Committee:• Identify regional assets• Establish common goals and priorities• Resource for local and statewide planning• Improve mapping and tables• Level of detail for information sharing• Utilize to pursue funding• Support tourismRegional Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway Plan
  12. 12. Regional Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway PlanLate 2011 – Local ReviewMid 2011 – Meet 5 Core AreasEarly 2011 – Data CompleteEarly 2010 – 1-on-1 MeetingsMid 2009 – Local Data CollectionEarly 2009 –Vision and Goals2008 – Bikeway/Walkway Committee
  13. 13. Elements of the System:1. MultipurposeTrails• Facilities physically separated from motorized trafficby an open space or barrier.2. Hiking/Mountain BikingTrails• Natural surfaced facilities that are predominately usedfor recreation.3. Shared Road Facilities• Facilities within the existing right-of-way such aspaved shoulders, designated bike lanes, or markedSHARROWS.4. Blueways• Facilities that accommodate the variety of water users.Regional Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway Plan
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  19. 19. RadfordArea
  20. 20. FloydArea
  21. 21. GilesArea
  22. 22. PulaskiArea
  23. 23. Planning Process – Behind the Scenes• Vision/goals were easy to agree on…• Bikeway/Walkway Committee = great input• Tough integrating into 1 plan and 1 data set• Facilities = 4 categories for flexibility• Data aligns withVGIN + Google Earth imagery• CAD/GIS converted to Photoshop = attractive• Tables – need work to maximize resourcefulnessRegional Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway Plan
  24. 24. What is in the Plan?• Executive Summary• A RegionalVisiono Historyo Elements of the Systemo Purposeo Objectives Definitions• Tables and Mapso Divided into 5Areas (4 counties & 1 city)Regional Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway Plan
  25. 25. How will it be used?• Simply a planning resource• Integrate into Statewide Plans (VDOT)• CTB Policy for Bicyclists and Pedestrians• Aligns multijurisdictional connections• Flexibility = Design for local needs• ProjectWebsite:http://www.nrvpdc.org/Transportation/bwwwbw.htmlRegional Bikeway, Walkway, Blueway Plan
  26. 26. Questions?Contact: Elijah Sharp(540) 639-9313emial: esharp@nrvpdc.org

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