STAUNTON — The City of Staunton’s Planning Division is holding a public forum on bicycle infrastructure planned along West Beverley Street, according to a press release.
The event is being held on Monday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Training Center at the Central Shenandoah EMS Council at 2312 W. Beverley Street in Staunton.
The City of Staunton has contracted with the Timmons Group to design bicycle infrastructure along West Beverley Street in accordance with the Staunton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, to be implemented with a repaving of the street, the release said.
“The overarching goal of the BPAC is to be recognized as a Bike Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists, and as a Walk Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center within the next five years,” according to the City of Staunton website. “The work elements detailed in the work plan will help the City achieve this dual goal.”
The project will include repurposing vehicular travel/turn lanes where possible on West Beverley Street to allow for the implementation of bicycle facilities within the existing pavement section (i.e. “road diet”), the release said. Representatives of the Timmons Group will present information on the proposed bicycle infrastructure improvements and receive public comments on the changes to West Beverley Street.
Any questions about the forum and proposed infrastructure changes can be made to Senior Planner Rodney Rhodes at 540-332-3862.
The Final Bike and Pedestrian plan was adopted by Staunton City Council on May 24, 2018. You may view the adopted plan here.
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