Even As We Welcome The World

On September 9, Mayor Dwight Utmost and Jones Hepp-Buchanan, Director of Bike Walk RVA, joined in opening the new bicycle lanes on the Manchester Bridge. Below are a few of the facts about the Buffered Bike Lane Project as well as the Mayor’s remarks from today. Project Scope – 1.2 miles of buffered bicycle lanes extending from the bridge ramps at the southern end of the bridge to E. Cary Street, with the use of green pavement markings at discord zones. Project Scope – 1.8 mls of standard and buffered bike lanes increasing from W. 20th Riverside and Road Drive to S. 2nd Street, connecting with the existing bike lanes.

Use of green pavement markings at conflict zones, including increasing the lanes across the three bridge ramps. Construction of the city’s first contraflow bicycle street along Oregon Hill Parkway and under the Lee Bridge, allowing bicyclists to access 2nd Street from Oregon Hill without having to cross Belvidere Street. Project Scope – 1.5 miles of buffered bike lanes extending Myers Street to Dineen Street, with the use of green pavement markings at issue zones. Good morning residents and cyclists of the city of Richmond.

Thank you all for joining us here today. I must say I enjoy telling everyone I can that we employ an enthusiastic and significant bicycling community here in the town of Richmond. Here today to indicate this very important milestone That is why I am so pleased to be. As being a “river city” bridges are critical linkages within our transportation network, providing limited opportunities to literally and metaphorically bridge the gap between downtown and other destinations north of the river with communities south of the river.

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Our James River bridges bring high quantities of vehicles and are often unwelcoming environments for bicyclists. Richmond is joining other forward-thinking cities in implementing these newer, but proven design treatments to make bicycling a safer, more appealing transport option for our guests and residents, whether they bicycle by requirement or choice.

The City is carrying on with the implementation of additional bikeways now, and into the future in order to bridge the network gaps and create connected and continuous bikeways. The work that people are celebrating today also moves us nearer to welcoming the world as the Cycling World Championships begin in only nine days. And I wish to take a moment to acknowledge some of the infrastructure improvements we have completed in planning for your event.

We have completed eight as of sidewalks, installed 275 ADA ramps, planted 180 road trees, finished 83 intersection markings, installed 950 indications, and will have completed four new gateway indications before the competition starts. Bike-related infrastructure improvements include the installation of 420 bike racks, 2.57 kilometers of bike paths, and today’s event that acknowledge the completion of 23.5 mls of bicycle lanes. I am extremely glad that we work to change our communities to accommodate more active settings of transportation. Even as we welcome the world, many of these infrastructure improvements will be for future years to enjoy here. I’d like to thank all of our partners who’ve helped us progress. In particular, I would like to thank Sports Backers and Bike Walk RVA for all of their efforts in not only promoting active lifestyles, but for assisting pedestrian-friendly infrastructure tasks.

You have instincts. I do worry that, in a big company, people grow up without those kinds of intuition because so much is done to them. But you teach people and we are diligent. This kind of work is not just sitting in an office reviewing paper. It’s engaging in the warehouse, seeing what actually continues on.

I used to check on people’s T&Es but I wasn’t really checking out what they allocated to travel and entertainment. I used to be examining how hard and smart they proved helpful: just how many meetings that they had on a journey, what time they remain and what time they returned. But that’s just one side. The other part of running a good business is you have to visit, and shake people’s hands, go directly to the sales conference, speak to them, understand their problems, sit at their furniture, react to them.

And whenever you embark on a trip like this, keep a list. What did you listen to, what do you learn and what do you do about it? If our people are right about some nagging problem, it is fixed by you. If they’re wrong, it is explained by you. Always go through the competition. Always evaluate the landscape.