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Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan

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New! 2019 Program Highlights and Master Plan Status Update

Check out our progress in implementing the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

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About the Plan

Passed by City Council on September 18, the 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is the vision and guiding document for bicycle, pedestrian, and multi-use trail connections in the City. It is a physical and action-oriented plan that builds upon the 2003 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and will complement the Streets that Work Plan that is also taking place this year.

The Master Plan Update focuses on integrating the on-street and off-street networks identified in past planning efforts to create safe, comfortable transportation corridors that appeal to a wide range of users of all abilities. It provides the recommended network improvements for Charlottesville’s on-street bicycle and pedestrian corridors, as well as a phasing plan for implementation.

Public Process 

The first public workshop was held on June 18 at City Space. To kick off the public input process, citizens were invited to use an online interactive map (or online survey if using a screen reader) to identify barriers to biking and walking, as well as existing and desired routes. Over 200 different users provided comments. In addition, city staff participated in number of community events and  neighborhood meetings to gather input. The final open house to review and provide comments on the draft plan was held on May 6, 2015 at City Space.

Meeting Materials

Questions? Comments? Want more information? Contact Amanda Poncy, Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator at 434-970-3720 or


If you want to get involved with the GO Plan, participate in one of our Walkshops! Contact our Public Outreach Coordinator with questions, kstjohn[@] - See more at:

View contents of the 2003 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

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