Dear Cap Trail User,
We have a ton of exciting updates about the Capital Trail. First is that the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation requested a safety study to be completed on the Charles City County portion of the Capital Trail and it is happening! Next month there will be an online survey released for users to complete to give their feedback. Stay tuned for the survey next month.
Secondly, we are excited to see the Mayor's budget with the City of Richmond asked for funding a couple of great initiatives that will have an effect on the Capital Trail. Here are those Capital Improvements:
- The Canal Walk Connector will allow better access for users to connect from the Capital Trail to Potterfield Bridge and to Brown's Island.
- The Gillies Creek Connector Trail will connect the Capital Trail to more users in Richmond.
- The funding of the Low Line Gardens will help beautify the last/first half mile of the Trail between Great Shiplock Park and the Floodwall.
We hope these Capital Improvements are approved and stay in the City of Richmond budget. If you live in the City of Richmond, let your Council person know how important these improvements are for the Capital Trail. For more information on the Capital Improvement Budget, click here.
Lastly, we are excited about more miles of trail connecting to the Capital Trail. The Ashland to Petersburg Trail would be another 40 mile trail similar to the Capital Trail and would connect to the Capital Trail. To learn more information and complete a survey, click here.
Don't forget that the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation is hard at work on other initiatives like clean-ups, events, and programming.
Thanks for your support,