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Photo of bicycle lane with sign One of the newly painted bike lanes located at Twin Hickory Road and Holman Ridge Road

 

Get around Henrico County by bicycling! We aim to provide bike infrastructure for all ages and abilities. Biking is a great way to get exercise while riding to work or school, running errands, or going to a park or library. Not only is biking great for your health, it also gets more cars off the road. Less cars on the road means less traffic and fewer carbon emissions. Biking is becoming more popular throughout the Richmond region. As more of our residents choose to travel by bicycle, we are working to provide safer and more convenient facilities for cyclists throughout Henrico County.   

 

Biking

 

Above is the Director of Public Works Steve Yob (Left) with Board of supervisor for Three Chopt District Thomas M. Branin. (Right)

Henrico County received the Best Biking Road award at the 2019 RVA Bike Month Awards, for the bike lanes on Twin Hickory Road in the Three Chopt District. These buffered bike lanes are a designated place to bike by connecting residents to schools, area businesses, and adjoining bike lanes on Holman Ridge Road. Voting was open in July of 2019 and all nominations and votes were written-in by participants and volunteers.  A video posted on YouTube titled Henrico Bike Lane Award provides information about the award received as well as an interview from the Director of Public Works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image of Twin Hickory Road Bike lane

Bike Lane Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bike rack located at the Glenside Park & Ride in the West End of Henrico County

Bike Parking

  • Never leave a parked bike unattended without properly locking it.
  • Bike racks are located at some bus stops, businesses, schools and park & rides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus stop at the Glenside Park & Ride in the West End of Henrico County

Park & Ride 

A Park & Ride is a parking lot that is part of a multi-modal transportation system with the aim of reducing traffic congestion. These Park & Rides help by giving commuters the option to carpool or use one of the many transit systems to get to their destination. Henrico County maintains two Park-and-Rides and VDOT maintains one Park-and-Ride in Henrico County for those who wish to carpool, van-pool, or connect to transit. Park & Rides are also great for the environment by reducing the amount of vehicles on the road which in turn creates less emissions. Use this map to find a Park and Ride near you.

Visit sportsbackers.org/program/bike-walk-rva/  to find places you can enjoy riding and walking.

 

 

 

A bus rider taking their bike off one of GRTC’s Pulse buses at the Willow Lawn bus stop

Bike Safety Tips

Henrico County bike patrol officers have prepared a bicycling safety video to help you get around by bike safely.  You can view this video on YouTube for important safety tips!

Bicyclists Must Obey by Traffic Laws when riding on the roads

  • Obey all traffic signs, signals, lights, and markings
  • Ride on the right side, with traffic
  • When turning, use motor vehicle turn lanes
  • Ride no more than two side by side
  • Ride single file when moving slower than traffic
  • When riding on the sidewalk or paths, warn pedestrians when approaching from behind by calling or with a bell, and give right of way to pedestrians

Always:

  • Use hand signals for turns and stops (example video by Henrico County is available)
  • When turning or crossing, look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT
  • Carry children securely in special seats or trailers. Use white head lamps visible 500 feet, rear reflectors, and a red taillight when bicycling between sunset and sunrise
  • Wear a helmet and reflective clothing

Never:

  • Carry passengers on bicycles built for one rider
  • Wear earphones in both ears

 

For more information regarding safety while walking, biking or driving please visit henrico.us/police/watchyourstep/

 

 

Bikes on Transit

You can ride GRTC buses when you go on an outing with your bike. All GRTC buses have bike racks attached so you can travel with your bike. Having a bike rack on all GRTC buses makes taking the bus more convenient for people who love riding bikes!

Learn how to use the GRTC bike racks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashland to Petersburg Trail  

The Ashland to Petersburg trail is a 41-mile-long multi-use trail that spans through seven localities including Henrico County. The trail is planned to pass through urban, rural and suburban terrain making it unique to other previously built trails. A trail study was conducted to help identify a preferred route that would complement the active transportation currently in the Richmond region, by improving bicycle and pedestrian safety as well as many other non-motorized forms of transportation. Henrico County is working with VDOT to identify the preferred corridor for the Henrico County segment of the Ashland to Petersburg Trail. For more information, please visit VDOT’s Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study web page

 

Contact Us

Public Works

Henrico Department of Public Works
4305 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-4393

DPW@henrico.us

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

 
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