Programs and Projects

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Recently Completed

  • Alderman Road: shared roadway markings and climbing lane
  • Jefferson Park Avenue: bike lanes
  • Downtown Mall: new bike racks at 5th St and in the Market Street Garage
  •  10th Street: sidewalk bump-outs to skirt utility poles






  • Intersection improvements for pedestrian safety at Monticello Ave & Rialto, Monticello Ave & 6th St, and Belmont & Meridian, plus new striping and bike lanes along Monticello Ave. Learn more.
  • Market Street: addition of a climbing bike lane (eastbound)
  • Harris Road: Bike lane installation, side- and crosswalk improvements, intersection realignments to improve pedestrian safety, and installation of rapid flashing beacons 
  • 10th and West St: Intersection improvements for pedestrian safety


Safe Routes to School

Using state funds awarded as part of the Safe Routes to School program, Charlottesville has been working to improve the safety of walking and bicycling to school by providing and enhancing sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian signals, bike lanes, bike racks, and other multi-modal facilities near its schools. Find out more.

Public Art Bike Tour

As part of the TomTom festival in April of every year, Charlottesville organizes a kid-friendly tour of the City's murals. Click here for a self-guided public art bike tour you can take anytime.

Bike Month

May is Bike Month in Charlottesville. In 2016, the festivities included bike repair workshops; a family bike festival with a riding safety and skills course for adults and an obstacle course for children; group rides; a bike clinic hosted by Bike and Build; and bike-in movies at Champion Brewing Company.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting

Charlottesville began collecting data about bicycle traffic on West Main Street  in May 2015 using tube counters located on the bridge by the Amtrak station. The counters have detected more than 60,000 bike trips, with all-time highs in late August, September, and November of last year. This summer, the City is adding more counters, including suite of pedestrian counters (currently installed on the pedestrian ramp from the Downtown Mall to the Belmont Bridge; at Riverview Park; and on the John W. Warner Parkway). You can access a detailed data here

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Types

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