Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning
The Regional Commission conducts bicycle & pedestrian planning activities through the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (urban), Rural Transportation Planning program, and RIDE Solutions.
For information about Greenways, see Greenways and Outdoor Recreation.
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. Map information includes: on-street bicycle accommodations, routes (commuter, signed, alternate and themed), greenways and other shared use trails, Blue Ridge Parkway access, US Bicycle Route 76, Bikeway Plan for the RVTPO and Rural Bikeway Plan corridors, local bicycle shops, League of American Bicyclists designated Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and public transit routes.
Additional Interactive and printable maps – including greenway, trail, and transit maps – are available on the Regional Commission’s Maps page.
The purpose of the Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee is to facilitate regional collaboration with diverse stakeholders in to support infrastructure, policy, and programs that improve walking and bicycling in the Roanoke Valley. The Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee, formerly known as the Bicycle Advisory Committee, was established in 2008 following a recommendation from a Bicycle Friendly Community workshop hosted by the League of American Bicyclist in Roanoke.
Through partnerships with the Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia Tech, RVARC has a robust on-road bike/ped count program to support locality bike/ped planning. The on-road count program complements the Greenway and trail count program.
RIDE Solutions is a commuter services program operated by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission in cooperation with the New River Valley Planning District Commission, the Central Virginia Planning District Commission, and the West Piedmont Planning District Commission. It provides multimodal trip planning services for citizens and employers throughout Central and Southwest Virginia.
Bikeway plans, Pedestrian plan, programs, and studies