The Regional Interactive Bicycle Map provides information on the region’s cycling infrastructure and related cycling resources to facilitate cycling as an efficient, safe, economical, healthy, and environmentally responsible means of transportation and recreation in the greater Roanoke area. See the Regional Interactive Bicycle Map instructions provided below for information on to use the map. Note: Bicycle Map may take a few seconds to fully load.
Visit the Regional Commission’s Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenway Planning page for additional cycling resources.
Note: While every effort is made to ensure the Regional Bicycle Map is comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date, it may contain errors or inaccurate information. Please report any errors, inaccuracies or omissions to the Regional Commission.
How to Use the Regional Interactive Bicycle Map
The Regional Interactive Bicycle Map is best viewed by clicking on the following link to open a full screen map in another window or to open a mobile version of the map for viewing on a Smartphone – Regional Interactive Bicycle Map
To navigate the map use the buttons available in the toolbar at the top of the map which allow you perform a range of functions including zoom, find your location, change basemap, measure distances, change visible map layers, find an address or place, and a print customized map.
Click on the map icons and routes to open a dialog box with information about the specific accommodation or feature.
Explanation of Bicycle Map Accommodations and Features
Bicycle Lane: On-street lane dedicated to bicycle use, identified by signage and pavement markings.
Wider Travel Lane / Paved Shoulder: Though not specifically created for exclusive use by cyclists these on-street accommodations provide additional space for cyclists on shared roadways without designated bicycle accommodations. Wider travel lanes are share travel lanes with a width of 12 feet or greater.
Signed Bicycle Route: Designated on-street bicycle routes with signage that delineates the route and warns vehicles of potential bicycle traffic. United States Bicycle Route 76 is included as a signed bicycle route.
Alternative Route: Lower traffic corridors and neighborhood streets that offer options to arterial roadways with higher speed and traffic volume.
Greenway/Trail: Multi-use path providing accommodations to both cyclists, pedestrians, and other trail users. Surface may be paved, natural, or cinder.
Share the Road Sign: Warning sign indicating the potential presence of cyclists along a roadway and alert road users to conditions that might call for a reduction of speed or an action in the interest of safety and efficient traffic operations.
Shared Lane Marking (Sharrow): Lane marking to assist bicyclists with lateral positioning in a shared lane with on-street parallel parking in order to reduce the chance of a bicyclist’s impacting the open door of a parked vehicle; assist bicyclists with lateral positioning in lanes that are too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to travel side by side within the same traffic lane; alert road users of the lateral location bicyclists are likely to occupy within the traveled way; encourage safe passing of bicyclists by motorists; and reduce the incidence of wrong-way bicycling.
Bicycle Rack: Public use rack that provides safe and secure bicycle parking.
Bikeway Plan Corridor: Corridors recommended for consideration of improvements to better accommodate cyclists in the Bikeway for for the RVTPO 2012 Update (urban) or the Rural Bikeway Plan (rural).
Local Bicycle Shop (LBS): Locally owned and operated full service bike shops that provide both bicycle sales and service.
Valley Metro Bus Route: Public transit route serviced by Valley Metro the region’s public transit provider.
Bicycle Friendly Business: Bicycle Friendly Businesses in the Roanoke area as designated by the League of American Bicyclists.
Questions or Comments
Please direct questions, comments, and route assistance requests to the Regional Commission.