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Round 2: City Seeking Input on Proposed Bike Lane Projects along State Route 161 - Survey Available through June 1

~ Online survey available May 11 – June 1 ~

RICHMOND, VA.The Department of Public Works (DPW) invites the public to learn about the Proposed Bike Lane Projects along State Route 161 (SR 161) and to provide feedback on the proposed detailed designs. These bike lane projects will enhance our transportation infrastructure and improve safety for all roadway users. The online survey will be available Thursday, May 11 through Thursday, June 1.

The project includes:

  • PHASE I:
    • Roadway bicycle improvements on Westover Hills Boulevard (SR 161) begin just south of the Boulevard Toll Bridge and run south to the intersection with Dunston Avenue/49th Street.
    • This segment/phase will also propose pedestrian and bicycle improvements along 49th Street beginning at the Dunston Avenue/Westover Hills Boulevard intersection and running south to the cul-de-sac at the  Hill Top Drive intersection.

    • On-roadway bicycle improvements along Park Drive and Blanton Avenue (SR 161) begin at Pump House Drive and run north to the French Street intersection.
    • This phase will also include improved pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Blanton Ave and Park Drive.

Note: Your input is valuable and is needed for the success of this project. Based on previous survey participation, DPW received significant feedback to add physical protection to the proposed bike lanes and therefore, the new proposal recommends placing a physical barrier between the bike lane and traffic. So, please take time to provide input.

To review the project materials and comment on the detailed design for each corridor, please go and complete the online survey by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

For more project details or if you need assistance with alternative means to review and comment, contact Afshin Famili at 804‐646‐6334 or email

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The City of Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of only 195 currently accredited public works agencies in the United States. DPW’s portfolio comprises a wide array of services to include leaf collection; street, sidewalk and alley maintenance; trash collection; recycling; grass cutting;  graffiti removal; parking enforcement; urban forestry; street signs; traffic signals and pavement markings and civil engineering. In addition, DPW maintains upkeep on most city buildings; issues permits for working in the city’s right-of-way; manages the RVA Bike Share program and maintains the fleet of city vehicles. DPW’s operating budget comes from the general fund of the City of Richmond.  For more information about DPW services, click here or call 3-1-1.