The City of Richmond and the Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association are hosting a meeting this evening to share plans for a multi-use pedestrian and bicycle path that would one day connect Scott’s Addition to the Boulevard, Leigh Street, and Allen Avenue in a more bike and people-friendly way.
Tonight’s meeting will be held at 5:30 PM at Dominion Payroll, where officials will lay out the plans, solicit public comment, and talk about the way in which the trail will be built, along with a rough timeline.
From the City of Richmond:
Please join us for this important and exciting meeting as we kick off the conversation surrounding building a multi-use path that will add much-needed green space to our neighborhood. Come hear about plans for a proposed path that will run through Scott’s Addition and connect to the city’s larger network of bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Timmons Group assisted the City of Richmond with a feasibility study for the design of the Boulevard Pedestrian and Bicycle
Trail (the “Boulevard Trail”). The objective of the project is to convert abandoned rail lines to shared use paths for recreational and commuter use. This feasibility study examines multiple trail segments and potential typical sec#ons according to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) design guidelines, with VDOT guidelines preferred wherever economically feasible. This study delineates the challenges and approximate costs of building the trail. It does not examine operations and maintenance costs.
The comments and input received at this meeting and through continued collaboration with the City will be studied and incorporated into a final Feasibility Study deliverable. Moving forward, Segment B will then be brought to design phase documents in a subsequent submittal. Additional public meetings will be held to present these design plans and detail how input from the meeting was incorporated into that product.