State Resources - Virginia

Select a state from the map or the drop down menu below to access state-specific bicycling and walking information, including bicycling laws, links to plans and case studies.

You can also look here for contact information of bicycle and pedestrian coordinators.



Virginia

Web Sites:


State Contacts:

John Bolecek
Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner
ph: 804-371-4869
John.Bolecek@vdot.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Transportation  | 1401 E Broad St  | Richmond, VA   23219

Robert Williams
Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator
ph: 804-371-4868
robertj.williams@vdot.virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad Street  | Richmond, VA   23219

Pamela Liston
Enhancement Programs Manager
ph: 804-786-2734 fx: 804-371-0847
Pamela.Liston@VDOT.virginia.gov
Local Assistance Division, Department of Transportation
1401 E Broad Street  | Richmond, VA   23219

Federal Contacts:

Ivan Rucker
FHWA Ped/Bike Coordinator
ph: 804-775-3336
ivan.rucker@dot.gov
FHWA VA Division
400 North 8th Street  | Room 750  | Richmond, VA   23240

John Simkins
FHWA TAP Contact
ph: 804-775-3342 fx: 804-775-3342
john.simkins@dot.gov
FHWA VA Division
400 North 8th Street  | Room 750  | Richmond, VA   23240

Mack Frost
FHWA TAP Contact
ph: 804-775-3352
mack.frost@dot.gov
FHWA VA Division
400 North 8th Street  | Room 750  | Richmond, VA   23240

 


Bike Maps:

State Maps

City Maps

County Maps

Trail Maps

 


Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans:

Bicycle Plans

State Plans and Design Guidelines
(Statewide), VA
V Trans 2025 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan (2004)


Pedestrian Plans

State Plans and Design Guidelines
(Statewide), VA
V Trans 2025 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan (2004)

 


Case Studies:

Albemarle, VA
Corridor Traffic Calming

Arlington, VA
WALKArlington Pedestrian Initiative

Norfolk, VA
Norfolk Pedestrian Safety Initiatives

Norfolk, VA
Traffic Calming and Prevention

Norfolk, VA
Community Involvement During the Planning Process

Northern Virginia
Smart Traffic Signal System

 


Bike Laws:

Bicycling on Freeways

Bicycling on Interstates and Freeways in Virginia is Not Allowed (Prohibited (possible exceptions)).

State Bike Laws and Resources

Controlled-access Highways
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+46.2-808

Where to Ride
http://www.vdot.virginia.gov/programs/bk-laws.asp#Where


Bicycle Lighting Laws

Active front white light: Required

Active rear red light: Required

Rear reflector: Required


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