This effort studied identified alternatives for improving a short segment of Lafayette Boulevard in the City of Fredericksburg. Lafayette Boulevard is one of the main corridors into the city’s downtown and provides access to the Amtrak and VRE stations. The stretch of Lafayette currently features two closely spaced intersections that pose safety and congestion problems. This study explored options for improving traffic flow, along with the pedestrian and bicycle experience. Foursquare ITP led the development of bicycle and pedestrian alternatives for the stretch of road. Our team worked with traffic engineers to ensure the proposed alternatives improve bicycle and pedestrian circulation. A key consideration of the study was how to extend the Virginia Central Railway (VCR) trail from its current terminus to the Downtown Fredericksburg train station.

Solutions and Outcomes
  • Alternatives for pedestrians and bicyclists along Lafayette Boulevard to improve safety and circulation.