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5 transportation improvements coming to the River City

The city wants your feedback on five planned improvements concentrated on High Injury Network streets around Richmond


One of the proposals involves adding to the bike lanes on Franklin Street.

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Improvements could be coming to several streets on Richmond’s High Injury Network. The Dept. of Public Works wants your feedback on five projects aimed at improving safety around the city.

The High Injury Network represents the 9% of city streets where 77% of severe injuries and traffic fatalities occur. Focusing investment on these areas has been a central part of the city’s Vision Zero goal.

The five projects would:

  • Add bike infrastructure on Franklin Street from Lombardy to Belvidere
  • Add 3.5 miles of bike lanes on Hopkins Road from Collier Hill Road to Richmond Highway
  • Install a combined 55 curb extensions on Main Street and Cary Street between Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Belvidere Street
  • Implement traffic calming measures on Forest Hill Avenue at the 41st and 43rd Street intersections
  • Add a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon and ADA-compliant curb ramps on Hull Street at 29th Street

Provide your thoughts by taking DPW’s survey.