Pedestrian & Cyclist Guide

Pedestrians and cyclists will enjoy convenient access to the city during the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Most individuals traveling into areas impacted by the events are expected to navigate as pedestrians at some point, and the event itself is bicycle focused. This guide contains information for pedestrians and cyclists traveling to and around the 2015 Road Worlds.

Many streets will be closed during the event, but sidewalks will remain open and passable throughout most impacted areas. Sidewalks in and around Fan Zones or other event venues may be closed, but these areas are designed for pedestrian accessibility.
Pedestrians will generally have free passage to cross or walk on closed streets in the immediate vicinity of the courses, except where prohibited by barriers, signage, or public safety personnel. Street closures will be clearly marked, and are displayed on maps included in the Navigate the Worlds: Roads Guides.

Crossing the course will be possible at designated pedestrian crossing points. These will be visible and clearly marked at street level, and course marshals, other event volunteers, and public safety personnel will be able to direct you to the nearest pedestrian crossing points.

Crossing the course at street level will be facilitated by course marshals and police so as to direct and protect pedestrians, and prevent interference with race events.
Bicyclists may cross at pedestrian crossing points, but must dismount and walk their bicycles.
Heavier than normal traffic is anticipated on major roads serving areas where access is limited by road closures. Where normal traffic flow or signal operation is interrupted, crossing these streets will also be facilitated by public safety personnel.

While curb cuts are installed at most pedestrian crossings throughout the city, they may not be available at all locations. Public safety personnel and race volunteers will be happy to assist disabled individuals at pedestrian crossing points as necessary.

In general, pedestrians should follow regular safety rules, obey all Virginia laws, and exercise extra caution in areas of concentrated pedestrian, bicycle, or vehicular traffic. Information regarding bicycle safety, and laws and regulations is available online from the City of Richmond Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Trails Commission

Many streets will be closed to both bicycle and motor vehicle traffic during the event. Street closures will be clearly marked, and are displayed on maps included in the Navigate the Worlds Roads Guides.

While cyclists may be able to cross the course at vehicular crossing points, these intersections are anticipated to serve a high volume of automobile traffic. Cyclists are encouraged to dismount and walk across the course at pedestrian crossing points.

Cycling is not allowed into or through Official Fan Zones or FanFest. These spaces are designed for pedestrian accessibility. Richmond 2015 will operate bicycle valet services free to the public at Festival Park adjacent to the Richmond Coliseum, the Libby Hill Park Fan Zone, and the Team Time Trial start venue at Lewis Ginter
Botanical Gardens according to the schedule below. Richmond 2015 will not be responsible for bicycles left after bicycle valet services close daily, and these bicycles may be impounded.

Cyclists should not leave bicycles unlocked and unattended. Bike racks are available in many locations throughout Richmond, and temporary racks will also be available where concentrated bicycle traffic is anticipated.
Bicycles may NOT be locked to fences, barriers, or gantry, or any other event equipment along the race courses; trees, benches, picnic tables, trash cans, or in positions obstructing sidewalks and public rights of way; objects on private property without permission; or street closure signs or barriers.

If you believe your bicycle has been stolen, or if your bicycle was parked or locked illegally, and was impounded, contact the Richmond Police Department.

Heavier than normal traffic is anticipated on major roads serving areas where access is limited by road closures.
Cyclists are encouraged to travel on roads with sharrows or dedicated bike lane where possible, and to avoid concentrated automobile traffic. Information regarding bicycle infrastructure is available online from the City of Richmond Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Trails Commission at www.richmondgov.com/bikeped.

In general, cyclists should follow regular safety rules, obey all Virginia laws, and exercise extra caution in areas of concentrated pedestrian, bicycle, or vehicular traffic. Information regarding bicycle safety, and laws and regulations is available online from the City of Richmond Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Trails Commission