The transportation agency makes these recommendations in its new bike plan:
- Clarifying bicycle accommodation policies
- Providing staff with resources to integrate the requirements of bicyclists in projects and programs
- Improving outreach and coordination on this transportation alternative
- Evaluating the established bicycle plan performance measures.
Virginia law defines bicycles as vehicles and makes bike rider subject to all the restrictions and regulations of drivers, with some allowances made for speed and where bicyclists can ride. Since bikers can, and often must, share roads with cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles, planning ahead for keeping bicyclists safe makes sense.