Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

Safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian facilities provide the public with access to local and regional destinations, connections with other modes of transportation, and increased mobility. The SAWMPO works with planning staff from the local jurisdictions to ensure bicycle and pedestrian needs are being considered in local and regional transportation plans. 

SAWMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Connectivity Study

The SAWMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Connectivity Study identifies regional bicycle and pedestrian connectivity gaps between existing, funded, and proposed facilities in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro, and suggests potential corridors and facilities to create a connected regional network. The Study focuses on the connectivity gaps in Augusta County, which is the critical connection point between both cities.

The analysis identifies connectivity gaps based on existing, funded, and proposed non-motorized projects to assist with establishing a continuous bicycle and pedestrian network between Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro. The analysis intends to:  

  • Facilitate a regional vision for a connected non-motorized network between each locality;
  • Assist localities in identifying and prioritizing future non-motorized projects; and,
  • Establish a baseline for more in-depth studies.

Bike and Ped Map Viewer 1.0

The SAWMPO Bike and Ped Regional Connectivity Map Viewer 1.0 is a companion tool to the SAWMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Connectivity Study, and provides up-to-date information regarding the existing, funded, and proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the region. View a short walk-through of the Map Viewer here: Map Viewer 1.0 Overview. Click here to view the full Map Viewer 1.0 Tool here: SAWMPO Bike and Ped Regional Connectivity Map Viewer 1.0

Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian-related Plans

Below is a comprehensive list of studies and plans that identify proposed bicycle and pedestrian-related projects in the SAWMPO region since 2004.

Augusta County

2020 – Comprehensive Plan: Transportation Chapter Update

2019 – Stuarts Draft Small Area Plan

2009 – Fishersville Small Area Plan


2020 – Greenways Plan

2019 – Comprehensive Plan

2018 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan


2018 – Comprehensive Plan

2012 – Bicycle Plan


2022 – SAWMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Connectivity Study

2020 – SAWMPO 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

2020 – VDOT STARS US 250 Corridor Improvement Study

2019 – VDOT STARS Greenville Avenue (US 11) Corridor Improvement Study

2019 – Richmond Road Multimodal Corridor Study

2019 – US 340 (Rosser Avenue) Corridor Signal Optimization Study

2018 – US 250/Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Small Area Study

Shenandoah Valley Region

2016  The Economic Impact of Bicycling in the Central Shenandoah Valley

2011 – 2035 Rural Long Range Transportation Plan

2005 – Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission Bicycle Plan

2004 – Central Shenandoah Greenways Plan

Other Resources