HRMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Pipeline

Help us understand our most pressing bike and pedestrian safety needs in our region—Please Take Our Survey Below! The HRMPO did a deep dive into six years of bike and ped crash data (2013-2018) to identify the intersections and road segments with the greatest safety needs. We’ve developed a list of sites, which you can view here. Do these sites and their safety challenges align with your day-to-day experience of walking or biking there? We value your input.

Your input can inform VDOT, City, and County staff on safety issues and identify important solutions. Please take our survey to help us prioritize bicycle and pedestrian transportation safety needs in our region!

The Pipeline updated and revised our understanding of regional non-motorized safety needs, and developed a list of strong candidate project sites for the 2019 Transportation Alternatives (TAP) and Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) application cycles. TAP and HSIP are grant funding programs that we use to seek funding for design and construction of non-motorized projects. Local planning staff in Harrisonburg and Rockingham indicated that a list of TAP and HSIP candidate project sites would be a valuable resource in developing grant applications in the Fall of 2019.

The Project Pipeline development process will use the most current data (2013 - 2018) to update our understanding of regional non-motorized safety needs in the ensuing 2-3 years since the MPO/City/County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans, 2017 VDOT’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and 2016 Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) were developed. Stephen Read, VDOT HSIP manager, will work with us to refine the Statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) 2020 update, for priority clusters and corridors for the HRMPO region.

11/7/2019