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HRTPO Staff Seeks Public Comment on Draft Facility Recommendations Chapter of Linking Hampton Roads – A Regional Active Transportation Plan

HRTPO Staff Seeks Public Comment on Draft Facility Recommendations Chapter of Linking Hampton Roads – A Regional Active Transportation Plan

Linking Hampton Roads is the first regional active transportation plan produced by HRTPO.  It will guide the HRTPO and the region with a clear structure for the development of new facilities, programs, and policies that will link our region with greater active transportation facilities and promote active and healthy lifestyles throughout the region.   Active transportation is all forms of human-powered transportation.  The most common forms are walking and biking.  Active transportation provides people with an alternative transportation choice while also contributing to a healthy, active lifestyle.

First, HRTPO staff delivered an introductory chapter that provides the plan’s vision statement and goals, the value of active transportation facilities and connecting communities, types of bicycle users, types of facilities, and level of protection from traffic.  Next, HRTPO staff analyzed the existing conditions, which include the following:

  • Regional Land Use
  • Environmental Features
  • Major Active Transportation Routes
  • Schools
  • Regional Transit
  • Population Density
  • Employment Density
  • Degrees of Disadvantaged Communities
  • Active Transportation Commute Mode Share
  • Crash Analysis
  • STRAVA Metro Data Analysis
  • Previous Local and Regional Plans

Following the existing conditions analysis, Staff assessed the needs of the region and took an in-depth look at the existing facilities across the region. 

To review the previous chapters of the Linking Hampton Roads study, click on the link below:

Linking Hampton Roads

During May, HRTPO staff engaged the public through an online survey and two public engagement events across the region.  As a result of these activities and with assistance with our localities, HRTPO staff has produced the draft regional active transportation facilities chapter.

The draft infrastructure recommendation chapter of the Linking Hampton Roads study can be viewed via the link below:

Chapter Four: Infrastructure Recommendations

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