Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

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Bike Walk Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg's Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan provides a framework for enhancing the safety and attractiveness of walking and biking through on- and off-street improvements and public programs. The current Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan was adopted in 2010 and is now being updated for 2016.


2010 Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

City Council adopted the updated Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan in July 2010 and the plan was amended in March 2011. Review the current plan below:

PDF[1.4MB] Adopted City Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 

PDF[833KB] Bicycle Plan Map

PDF[865KB] Pedestrian Plan Map


2016 Update Schedule

  • March 23, 2015 - Project kick off at Bicycle & Pedestrian Subcommittee meeting.
  • May 19, 2015/ June 2015 - Public Workshop & public comment period
  • Fall 2015 - Stakeholder Focus Group meetings
  • Plan Draft Development
  • Late 2016 - Public Meeting/ Open House and Public Comment Period
  • Public Adoption Process
  • Spring 2017 - Anticipated adoption by City Council


May 19, 2015 Public Workshop

A Harrisonburg Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Public Workshop was hosted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Thomas Harrison Middle School, and a public comment period was open through June 17, 2015.

PDF[187KB] Comment Form. You may print and mark up the city maps below to help explain your ideas.

PDF[590KB] Workshop Flyer 8.5"x11"    PDF[574KB] Workshop Flyer 4.25"x5.5" (4 quarter sheet sizes on 8.5x11)


May 19, 2015 Workshop Summary & Information Gathering Public Comment Period

PDF[1MB] Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Public Workshop Summary 
PDF[18MB] Public Workshop Map Comments

PDF[340KB] Public Comments

PDF[11MB] Infrastructure Summary Map based on Workshop and Public Comments


July 28, 2015 Presentation to City Council

Watch video of presentation

PDF[334KB] Memorandum: Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Update

PDF[440KB] Powerpoint Presentation slides


Fall 2015 Focus Group Meeting Summaries

PDF[196KB] Safe Routes to School, Youth & Families

PDF[291KB] Transportation-Disadvantaged, Traditionally-Underserved

PDF[239KB] Institutions: Higher Education & Retirement Communities

PDF[241KB] Business & Economic Vitality

PDF[249KB] Housing Providers: Real Estate, Development & Property Management



Additional Information:

  • City Biking and Walking webpage - Learn more about walking and biking paths in the city, current transportation projects, Annual Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit, design standards and guidelines, City Council adopted plans, and more.


Questions? Contact Erin Yancey, Planning Manager, Public Works Department at 540-434-5928 or



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