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.