Showing posts from April 19, 2015

Briefing on UCI Event Preparations

On April 23, Mayor Dwight C. Jones and City Officials held the first press briefing concerning preparations for the 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships. The Championships will take place in September. Click here for the presentation.

2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships Awarded UCI reCycling Eco-label

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Richmond 2015 officials marked a historic occasion today when they announced that the 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships has become the first Road World Cycling Championships to receive the official UCI reCycling eco-label. Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) created the reCycling program to help its members organize more environmentally responsible cycling events by addressing practices in transportation, energy and water conservation, recycling and waste management, accommodations, catering, and supplies. UCI awards the eco-label to cycling events that have submitted an Environmental Management Plan documenting intended actions that meet the reCycling criteria. “We’re very grateful to Mayor Jones for his leadership and to Alicia Zatcoff, the City of Richmond Sustainability Manager, for her hard work and commitment in obtaining the reCycling eco-label for the 2015 Championships,” said Wilson Flohr, Chief Executive Officer, Richmond 2015, Inc. “The

Grace Street Two-Way Traffic Seen as Beneficial to Downtown

For the first time in several decades, East Grace Street between North 4th and North 9th Streets will open to two-way traffic. Currently vehicles only move westbound. The conversion will permit cars to travel eastbound as well. Converting this five block area of East Grace Street is included in the 2009 Downtown Plan and is, in part, being implemented to help attract more businesses to downtown and make it easier for motorists to travel in the area. In addition, the change will provide a direct connection to the Capitol Square and reconnect it to the balance of the central business district, like many other streets in the vicinity. “City officials have long discussed ways to enhance East Grace Street in an attempt to restore it to its former splendor,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “This improvement is one important step in that direction.” The City predicts there will be prime opportunities for economic growth along the corridor, evidenced by renewed interest from sidewal

DPU Planned Water work, Cary and Main Streets – downtown

Beginning Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Water Distribution section of the city of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will begin an extensive project to replace and upgrade failing water valves at several intersections in downtown Richmond.  Preliminary project work involves digging to uncover the water valves and will begin Sat. April 18, 2015.  The following are the locations and work days and times that work will be performed.  During valve work, intersections may be closed. Water valves allow DPU to control and isolate water flow during emergencies. For specific utility related street closures and updates, follow DPU on Twitter @UtilityBuddy. Location Work Date & Time Impact Customer Intersection of 3 rd & Main Streets Replacing water valve Sat. April 18, 2015 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. 3 rd St closed between Main & Franklin Streets Tr