The Town of Blacksburg’s Bicycle Master Plan is intended to serve as the guiding document for the development of an integrated network of bicycle facilities and supporting programs, linking neighborhoods and activity centers throughout the town. The network will not only make cycling a more viable mode of transportation but will contribute to enhanced quality of life for residents and visitors.
This plan includes an inventory of the existing network of streets and bikeways, a bicycle lane gap analysis, a proposed bike route system, and an implementation plan. The plan identifies optimal bicycling routes, preferred roadway treatments, design guidelines, and current best practices. It serves as an important reference document that will ensure that bicycle facilities are considered during routine road maintenance, reconstruction, construction, and land development. This plan also contains recommendations for programs and policies that will support bicycling, which will enable Blacksburg to be recognized as one of the most bicycle-friendly towns in the country. This plan was developed with extensive input from the community and seeks to meet Blacksburg’s vision for a pleasant, enjoyable and safe place to bicycle. The primary focus of the plan is a series of routes and facility improvements for cyclists more comfortable riding on the street. Future consideration should be given to a bikeway system that is geared towards children and riders seeking a more secure off-street system. With this vision in mind, the plan is bicycle-centric intentionally giving less consideration to other modes of transportation and recreation.
Bicycle Master Plan with Appendix (6.45mb pdf)