Independence Blvd Virginia Beach, Virginia
A pedestrian bridge over I-264 along Independence Blvd. is years overdue. Pedestrians and bicyclists do not have safe or practical passage along Independence Blvd. under I-264.
Consider the following:
Pedestrian traffic is prohibited under I-264 along the north bound lanes of Independence Blvd from South Blvd to Bonney Road and it is unsafe for bicycle traffic.
Pedestrian and bicycle traffic is not advisable under I-264 along the south bound lanes of Independence Blvd from Euclid Road to Baxter Road. The way through is flooded with stagnant water and debris.
There are no other practical and safe routes for pedestrians and bicycles to reach either side of I-264 along Independence Blvd.
Having to wait for a HRT bus to travel less than a mile is time consuming.
Pedestrians from hundreds of housing units off Baxter Road, Alicia Drive, and Wicklow Place and the general public need safe passage to the north side of I-264 to the Town Center vicinity and beyond.
Pedestrians from the Town Center vicinity need safe passage to the south side of I-264 and beyond.
Connect pedestrians from Town Center vicinity to Mount Trashmore.
Pedestrians will need access to the proposed Light Rail station at Town Center.