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New Crosstown Bike Routes in the

Plans to add new bike lanes and in Richmond are rolling forward. together, the projects will a backbone of bicycle infrastructure for the to build on, says begin bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Helmobldt.

The city is on track to a 5.5-mile bicycle route the North Side with Bottom. Beginning at North the route will follow Brookland Park Boulevard heading south on Richmond-Henrico and the Cannon Creek Greenway.

The route will consist of painted shared-lane markings, or and other signs, but will protected bike lanes it approaches Shockoe Bottom on Hill Way, and then to shared lane markings.

The also calls for a protected lane on Leigh Street between 10th and Mosby The city asked for bids contractors last week. says the work could as early as December depending on

The plan also calls for a bike lane on Leigh Viaduct between 10th and streets. The city asked for from contractors last Helmboldt says the work begin as early as December on weather.

Two other projects go before City Council for in the coming month. Council is set to on whether to support a bid for state to create a protected bike on Franklin and Main streets. The is estimated to cost $300,000. If approves the plan, the city apply for $260,000 from the Department of Transportation and cover the with local funds.

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Helmboldt says council will be asked to approve a request for the creation of a bicycle on Floyd Avenue from Park to Carytown. Proposed measures such as traffic would replace four-way at intersections to slow cars but cyclists to travel unhindered.

He says odds are good the city can secure state for the projects because they’re of existing plans to increase transit in the city.

The big thing is that we just to demonstrate that it’s in the right direction, he says. But it’s up to the people reviewing the and there’s always lots of for the funds.

This map shows and funded bike lanes as lines and sharrows as brown The red lines represent proposed that have not yet been

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