Share your thoughts on the Richmond Connects transportation plan

The draft plan highlights strategies to improve multimodal transportation in Richmond over the next 5-10 years and beyond

A line of RVA Bike Share bikes are docked on Broad Street by the Science Museum.

RVA Bike Share bikes at the ready outside the Science Museum.

Photo by RICtoday

The city’s Office of Equitable Transit and Mobility has released the Richmond Connects Draft Action and Strategic Plan — a document two years in the making which aims to address the future of transportation in the River City.

The plan is divided into two parts — a primary section and a strategic section. The Primary Action Plan includes potential transportation investments for the next 10 years, including projects identified as priorities by the public.

Bonus: Explore the map of priority projects to give your thoughts on specific proposals. Here are a few we spotted:

  • A proposal to explore the potential of a car-free Carytown through “temporary or permanent street closures”
  • 16 new sidewalk construction projects in Southside
  • Traffic calming and safety improvements on Semmes and Cowardin Avenues, including limiting the number of lanes
  • Potentially expanding the Pulse east to the airport via Williamsburg Road

The second part, the Strategic Plan, has a more general list of all equity-centered projects that could become a reality through future action plans.
Now, the city wants your feedback. Check out the plan and provide your comments through Tuesday, Dec. 5. Pro tip: You can also see what others have commented while reviewing the plan.