In honor of National Bike to Work Day, the City of Williamsburg is partnering with Williamsburg Area Bicyclists to buy lunch for everyone who bikes, walks, carpools, or rides the bus to work in the City that day:
When: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12 noon
Where: Where: Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N. Boundary Street
The luncheon features food from Qdoba (1220 Richmond Road in the City Green building), and there will be door prizes. Grand Prize: A bicycle donated by TRAFFIX.
To attend, please RSVP by May 16 to BikeWalk@williamsburgva.gov
This is the fifth year City employees have sponsored a BikeWalk to Work event. The events are designed to promote and encourage people to use alternative transportation to make their commute greener.
For more information about this event and others during May, which is Bike Month, visit williamsburgbikemonth.org.
If it's too far to bike or walk, is there still a way to show support?
If you can’t bike or walk, the City encourages carpooling or use of public transportation. Williamsburg Area Transit Authority is offering free vouchers (PDF) for you to download to use on BikeWalk to Work Day. For information about Williamsburg Area Transit's routes and service, visit their website at www.williamsburgareatransport.com. (Download Voucher)
What else is the City doing to promote "green" commuting?
To encourage biking or walking to work, the City has been actively working to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities for over 15 years, and has cooperated with James City County and York County to develop a Regional Bikeway Plan, which has been incorporated into the Comprehensive Plans for all three jurisdictions. There have been over 48 miles of bicycle facilities built in the Williamsburg area since 1992, including the Virginia Capital Trail.
In addition, the City has worked to fill in gaps in the sidewalk system city wide, with major improvements being made over the years along Richmond Road, South Henry Street, and Capitol Landing Road. The best recent example of a “complete street” in the City is Treyburn Drive between Monticello Avenue and Ironbound Road – this street has both shoulder bike lanes and sidewalks, and provides a much needed connection between the Longhill Road residential area and downtown, as well as access to High Street.