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Floyd Ave Bike Boulevard Project Gaining Support

The City of Richmond is considering converting several streets to bike boulevards, encouraging slower traffic and making them more bike friendly starting with Floyd Avenue in the Fan and Museum District. The proposals include traffic circles for some intersections, and some with bumpers that will create barriers to slow traffic for pedestrians and bikes. They will also include additional street markings and signage.

City Council President Charles Samuels represents the 2nd district, which contains portions of Floyd Ave. Floyd would also be repaved as part of the project. The speed limit would remain 25 miles per hour. If the city moves forward, the project could be completed as early as next fall.

But Samuels says they are still soliciting community input. In addition to Floyd Avenue, Brookland Parkway and Hermitage Road are also being considered for similar projects.