Bicycling and Walking in Virginia
U.S. Bicycle Routes
Virginia is a key destination for bicycle touring. U.S. Bike Route 76, also known as the TransAmerica Trail, traverses the state west to east, while U.S. Bike Route 1 runs north to south. The newly designated U.S. Bike Route 176 goes through the City of Richmond and Henrico County along shared roadways and the Virginia Capital Trail. Together these long distance routes make up over 850 miles of the U.S. 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 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 recommended changes were submitted to AASHTO in October 2014 and subsequently approved. The new route is shown on interactive the map below.