Bicycling and Walking in Virginia
U.S. Bicycle Routes
Virginia is a key destination for bicycle touring. U.S. Bicycle Route 76, also known as the TransAmerica Trail, traverses the state west to east, while U.S. Bicycle Route 1 runs north to south. The newly designated U.S. Bicycle Route 176 connects these two, passing through the City of Richmond and Henrico County along shared roadways and the Capital Trail. Together these routes make up over 850 miles of the US Bicycle Route System.
USBR 1 Changes in Northern Virginia
The alignment of USBR 1 was first established in 1982 along routes that at the time facilitated safe bicycle travel. Due to new development in Northern Virginia, the original alignment was re-evaluated.
The project study area extended from the 14th Street Bridge in Arlington County to the southern boundary of Prince William County. The summary report and a signing plan plan are provided below.
The changes were submitted to AASHTO in October 2014 and subsequently approved. The new route is shown on the map below.
- US Bike Route 1 Summary Recommendations Report (2 MB)
- USBR 1 Signage Cost Estimates (400 KB)
- USBR 1 Signage Plan (89 KB)
- NOVA USBR 1 Signage Recommendation Map
- A History of U.S. Bicycle Route One (PDF, 73 KB)