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Community call for input: Help shape safer streets in the city

Posted May 8, 2024

~The survey deadline is Friday, May 17 ~

RICHMOND, VA - The Department of Public Works needs feedback for several proposed traffic engineering projects aimed at supporting the city’s Vision Zero goals to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility or all. These roadway projects are primarily focused on streets identified in the city’s high injury network (HIN). The HIN streets make up only nine percent of Richmond streets, however, 77% of severe injuries and fatalities happen on these streets. To ensure the city’s transportation initiatives align with the needs and preferences of the community, the department is seeing input on the following traffic engineering projects that promote safer streets, enhance pedestrian and cyclist experiences, and reduce traffic-related risks.

  • Reconfiguration and bike lanes on Franklin Street
  • Reconfiguration and bike lanes on Hopkins Road
  • Curb extensions on Main Street
  • Curb extensions on Cary Street
  • Bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Forest Hill Avenue
  • Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon installation on Hull Street at 29th Street

Please visit to review the project plans and submit feedback using the online survey by the May 17 deadline.

For assistance with alternative means to review and comment, please email

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The City of Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of only 195 currently accredited public works agencies in the United States. DPW’s portfolio comprises a wide array of services to include leaf collection; street, sidewalk and alley maintenance; trash collection; recycling; grass cutting;  graffiti removal; parking enforcement; urban forestry; street signs; traffic signals and pavement markings and civil engineering. In addition, DPW maintains upkeep on most city buildings; issues permits for working in the city’s right-of-way; manages the RVA Bike Share program and maintains the fleet of city vehicles. DPW’s operating budget comes from the general fund of the City of Richmond.  For more information about DPW services, click here or call 3-1-1