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Bicycle & Pedestrian

Increasing Safety and Providing Mobility Options for Residents of the Roanoke Valley

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization aims to improve the mobility, accessibility, and safety of all non-motorized users in the valley through infrastructure, policy, and education.

Active Transportation is supported through: regional planning efforts such as the regional Active Transportation Plan; serving as the regional database for bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure and the regional on-road bicycle and pedestrian count program; and guiding funding towards projects such as greenways and sidewalk connections. This program fosters collaboration among localities when implementing bicycling and pedestrian facilities, and supports localities with studies, data, and best practices.

These efforts significantly contribute to promoting sustainable, healthy transportation options, fostering environmental sustainability, and improving access, connectivity, and overall quality of life within the community.

Interactive Map

This Interactive map includes regional bicycle and pedestrian facilities, greenways, and major destinations. Use this map to toggle between different layers, view data, measure distances, and find places to see if they are accessible with bicycle or pedestrian facilities. Other transportation maps that the Roanoke Valley TPO offers can be found in the ‘resources’ section.

Regional Active Transportation Plan

The Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP) combines the previous Regional Bikeways Plan (2012) and Regional Pedestrian Plan (2015) to create a comprehensive network for all non-motorized roadway users. The Regional ATP will include examples of infrastructure and facilities, options and best practices for implementing them, and a ‘toolkit’ to support localities in building active transport infrastructure. The plan is in progress and scheduled for adoption in late 2024.


The Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee provides a forum and collaborative setting for locality representatives and members of the public to discuss bicycling and pedestrian issues, share new data and best practices, and inform stakeholders of regional projects, events, and accomplishments. Established in 2008, it evolved from the Bicycle Advisory Committee to enhance community biking and walking pathways.


To see more Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans, Maps, and Reports, see the RVARC Resources tab and search for bicycle or pedestrian.