WHAT Richmond, Virginia – The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District, and The Honorable Kim B. Gray, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District, will hold a community input/comment meeting regarding proposed bicycle lanes on Brook Road.
All Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District and Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District residents are invited to attend.
WHEN Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE Richmond Police Department – Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road; Richmond, Virginia
Currently, Councilman Hilbert and Councilwoman Gray are currently opposed to the proposed bicycle lanes. They feel that recent housing developments require more intensive studies than those that have already occurred. The two have introduced an ordinance stopping development of the lanes.
Bike advocates feel that this a vital part of the biking infrastructure serving as a vital link between Northside and the rest of the city. Additionally, supporters point to studies that show road diets (as projects like this are called) don’t divert traffic onto other streets, while significantly increasing the number of people using alternative transportation methods. The city has already committed to studying the project after implementation with the option of rolling back the bike lanes if problems caused outweigh the benefits.