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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

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Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

2004 Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan:


In 2004, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) provided funds for conducting a Richmond Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.  A VDOT consultant conducted the study while VDOT acted as project manager.  The study involved the RRPDC, VDOT, area local governments and citizen interest groups and organizations.

The end result of the study was a detailed plan for enhancing bicycle and pedestrian options inBicycler and pedestrian in the city the Region.  The completed plan was accepted by the MPO as a study, leaving it up to area localities to adopt the plan or to incorporate its elements into their comprehensive plans.  New Kent County has done both, and the MPO has incorporated elements of the plan in to the Bicycle and Pedestrian element of its 2031 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

In the spring of 2009, the MPO revised its work program to begin work on updating the 2004 bike/ped plan.  This work includes identifying opportunities for implementation of plan recommendations, projects and programs; to develop a database of planned , signed and designated bicycle routes and facilities; and to provide staff assistance to the Capital Region Greenway Group, an ad-hoc group dedicated to promotion and developing greenways in the Region.

2004 Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

2004 Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Maps

Greenway Planning: 

Chester Linear TrailRRPDC staff provided assistance to the Capital Region Greenway Group, a now defunct ad hoc advocacy group.  Staff had created concept maps of many proposed greenways in the greater Richmond area.  In particular, staff worked the the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department and other advocacy groups to provide maps of a network of greenways that could link to the James River Park system and the Virginia Capital Trail from points all over the City.  Staff also worked with Richmond City Councilman Doug Conner to map and promote the James River Branch Trail.

The work that RRPDC staff completed was then incorporated into the plan for the City of Richmond Mayor's Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trails Commission.  Each greenway mapped is now an adopted component of that plan.  Efforts to implement the greenways are currently underway within the city.


James River Branch Rail-Trail Concept Plan

Greenway Maps


Air Quality | Bicycle/Ped | Citizen Participation | Congestion Management

Elderly/Disability/Low-Income | Intelligent Transportation Systems | Intermodal | Public Transportation

Long-Range Transportation Plan | Socioeconomic Data | Title VI | Transportation Database/GIS

Transportation Improvement Program | Unified Work Program


Richmond Regional Planning District Commission | 9211 Forest Hill Avenue | Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235 | (804) 323-2033

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