In honor of National Bike to Work Day, the City of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists will buy lunch for everyone who bikes, walks, carpools, or rides the bus to work in the City that day:
When: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12 noon
Where: Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N. Boundary Street
The luncheon features food from Firehouse Subs.
To attend, please RSVP by May 14 to BikeWalk@williamsburgva.gov
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) to download to use on BikeWalk to Work Day. For information about Williamsburg Area Transit's routes and service, visit their website (Download voucher)
This is the sixth City employee-sponsored BikeWalk to Work event 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.
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 more than 20 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.