Two elementary schools – James River and Norge - have after school Bike Clubs this fall. Each club is sponsored by a teacher and taught by adult instructors. The James River club meets on at 3:30 pm on Mondays for an hour; the Norge club meets at 4:00 pm on Wednesdays. A maximum of 20 students are in the club and ride bicycles provided by WJCC Schools purchased through a grant from VDOT and supported by SHIP (School Health Initiative Program). BikeWalk Williamsburg volunteers Jim and Martha Gullo, Reed and Karen Nester, and Allen and Mary Turnbull are assisting with the Norge club. The James City County Police Resource Officers Monique Marchand and Jamie Lilley also assist. More volunteer instructors are needed so additional clubs can be established in the spring. Would you like to help? E-Mail info@bikewalkwilliamsburg.org

Help our regional transportation planning organization (HRTPO) kick off Linking Hampton Roads, our region’s first Active Transportation Plan.   “Active Transportation” is defined as all forms of human-powered transportation, including connections to transit. The most common forms are walking and biking. Active Transportation provides an alternative transportation choice while also contributing to a healthy, active lifestyle. 

1. Do you agree with the vision and goals for active transportation in Hampton Roads?

2. Do you have any other visions and/or goals that you would like to see considered?

Take the survey at http://www.hrtpo.org/page/active-transportation-vision-and-goals-survey-/

 

The economic benefits of the Virginia Capital Trail are just beginning to be realized.  The Billsburg Brewery, Spoke & Art and Indian Fields Tavern recently opened along the trail.  Why not plan a ride soon to support these new businesses!

Read More: VCT Welcomes Three New Establishments

The City of Williamsburg hosted a road design charrette at a public meeting to gather input on design features for the Monticello Avenue Streetscape Improvements project which is planned for construction in fiscal year 2019-20.

The public meeting was held on September 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary Street.

The City's design firm, Kimley-Horn Inc, led a discussion and sought input from the public with assistance from city staff.

Read More: Monticello Avenue Bike Facilities

The City of Williamsburg has been designated at Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB).  It must re-apply every four years, and with its current application the City is hoping to move up from Bronze to Silver level status.

We need your help! Please complete the on-line survey to help LAB gain a better understanding of local bicyclists' experiences in Williamsburg.

Remember that this survey pertains to bicycling conditions in the City of Williamsburg, not necessarily James City County and York County.  The 16 question survey is quick and easy to complete. Enter Williamsburg as the community. THANKS! 

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_FA17_WilliamsburgVA

On a rainy day last Tuesday, August 29 Richmond rolled out its new "RVA Bike Share" program.  Two hundred and twenty bikes are docked at 20 stations around the central downtown area.  Two new stations will be operational at VCU soon.

Mayor Levar Stoney touted RVA Bike Share as a low-cost, environmentally-friendly way for tourists and locals to explore the city.

"We want to be a place that no matter who you are, what neighborhood you come from, that you can have a high quality of life in the city of Richmond, and this provides that," Stoney said.

Bikes equipped with pedal assist (E-Bikes), which gives riders an extra boost when needed, will be added in the coming months. Williamsburg is currently exploring various options for bike sharing.

Read more about the Richmond program ...