In 2007, the City of Roanoke adopted a streets design guide approved by the Planning Commission. These design guidelines, in addition to the City’s “Complete Streets Policy” were recognized by the National Complete Streets Coalition of Smart Growth America. By adopting the policy, the City is committed to improving streetscapes by developing streets [...]
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The Downtown Roanoke 2017 plan establishes a vision for the future of downtown. While Downtown Roanoke has experienced rapid growth over the last several decades, this plan addresses a number of challenges that the community identified. Potential design and infrastructure changes that the Downtown Plan proposes to Salem Ave. The plan discusses the [...]
While the City's Comprehensive Plan helps shape the big picture of what Roanoke will look like in 20 years, Neighborhood Plans are where urban planners and community members work together to focus on the fine details. The City currently has 27 neighborhood and area plans that cover a wide range of topics, ranging from [...]
What should Roanoke look like in 20 years? Every 20 years or so, City planners gather ideas and feedback from the community and develop a new Comprehensive Plan. This document helps guide policy decisions and future investments in the City. The most important step in the process is collaborating with [...]
How can we make walking and bicycling in Roanoke more comfortable? If you walk, run, or ride a bicycle in Roanoke - even if it's recreationally - we want your feedback! Typically before adding new street amenities, like bike lanes, transportation planners will consider safety measurements, predominantly relying on crash data. While pedestrian [...]
Main St. Striping Update The City of Roanoke's Transportation Division is moving forward with the proposed Main Street Striping Project to add bicycle lanes along Main Street between Howbert Avenue and Windsor Avenue. This recommendation comes as a result of both traffic analysis and community input sought during the past eight months. The bike [...]