Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation

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In addition to expanding the bicycle and pedestrian network, the City encourages walking and bicycling by installing outdoor bike parking, administering the Bike Rack Giveaway Program, and sponsoring events like Bike Walk Play.

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Resources for People Walking and Riding Bicycles 

New! Charlottesville Bicycle and Pedestrian Map

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Download a walking and biking map for Charlottesville. The map includes trails, bike lanes and recommended roadways, steep hills, bike racks, transit stops, and more. Or, take a closer look at Levels of Traffic Stress (LTS) for biking in the city. The higher a road's speed limit, annual daily traffic volume, number of travel lanes and traffic signals, the higher its LTS (with LTS = 1 being the most comfortable and LTS = 4 the most stressful). The presence of a bike lane lowers the LTS.

 

 

New! Safe Routes to School Improvements

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As part of Charlottesville’s Safe Routes to School Program, the City is making enhancements to three intersections that serve Clark Elementary School. We’re adding curb extensions and more visibly painted crosswalks to make people walking, biking and driving more visible to one another. Construction will concentrate around the intersections of Monticello Ave. and Rialto St.; Monticello Ave. and 6th St. and Meridian St. and Belmont Ave. DONE!

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 Businesses: Request a Bicycle Rack

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Is your business or institution interested in bicycle parking? Consider applying for a City bicycle rack, loaned and installed free of charge. Learn more about this opportunity. To apply, download these forms. Completed forms may be delivered to Neighborhood Development Services (610 East Market Street, on the 2nd floor of City Hall) or submitted via email to bikeped@charlottesville.org.

To see an example of a staple bicycle racks loaned and installed by the City of Charlottesville, visit Firefly Restaurant on the corner of East Market Street and Meade Avenue.

 

 

Bicycles and Public Art

PublicArtBikeTourPhotoCharlottesville has a unique and thriving art scene. What better way to explore that scene than on a bicycle? We can help! Click on the image to the left for a Self-guided Public Art Bike Tour that will take you to some of  Charlottesville's best-loved murals, sculptures, and art destinations. Share your own ideas for bike-art synergy by sending your bike/ped coordinator an email mail icon

The City of Charlottesville partners with the Tom Tom Founders Festival to organize a free group ride that visits new murals painted as part of the festival. As part of the April 2016 edition of the ride, participants even had the chance to speak with the mural artists.

 

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

As a bicyclist or a pedestrian, what can you expect to see on the roads in Charlottesville? Click here to find out more about programs and infrastructure. Click here for safety tips and road user guides.

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