Needs Assessment & Program of Projects

What should we build?

The program of projects is a list of improvement projects that is intended to meet the highest needs for safer walking, bicycling, scootering, and transit.

Projects fall into two categories:

  1. Committed projects are projects the City of Norfolk has acquired funding for and are actively implementing.
  2. Candidate projects are projects that do not have funding at this time.

Candidate projects were identified in several ways:

  • From the City of Norfolk Transit Department’s prior list of improvement projects accumulated from public and stakeholder input over several years prior to the start of Multimodal Norfolk in 2019
  • From the public input on walking, bicycling, and scootering needs through the Multimodal Norfolk process
  • From the City of Norfolk’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategic Plan, which was adopted in 2015

Explore the map!

The map below shows the projects included in the draft Program of Projects. This map shows both Committed (funded) and Candidate (not yet funded) projects. The program of projects will be updated and added to over time.

To open the map in a separate window, click here.

Where are the greatest needs?VisionThemes

The areas of greatest needs were identified through a combination of public input and data-driven analysis that reflect the goals of Multimodal Norfolk.

The resulting maps of pedestrian and bicycle/scooter needs show Norfolk’s streets in four levels of need – Low, Medium, Moderate, and High – based on the concentrations of needs data from the analysis and public input.


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The Needs Maps allow projects to be evaluated according to their level of multimodal need. This assures that we focus on the highest need areas first. However, the Needs evaluation is one of several factors that determine when and how a project gets funded. More information is available in the Draft Plan.

How do we fund it?

The Resource Allocation Plan is a process for making sure the most important projects get as much funding as possible.

The Resource Allocation Plan matches funding sources to projects.  It matches projects based on:

  • Best chance of getting funded
  • Long, medium, or short time frames
  • Available funds

More information is available in the Draft Plan.