New Hokie Bikeway connects Huckleberry to Foxridge and Hethwood


Exciting trail information from the Virginia Tech News site

“BLACKSBURG, Va., April 7, 2014 –A portion of farm land previously used by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been transformed into the newest section of the Huckleberry Trail.

Bike Trail copy“The new 1-mile section, called the Hokie Bikeway, connects the existing trail just west of Route 460 near the tunnel to the trails near Plantation Drive.  Construction crews are still installing new fencing and blue light safety phones, but the trail is open to the public.

“The Hokie Bikeway is an important connection between the town and the university. Also, it gives those living in the Foxridge and Hethwood neighborhoods a safe way to bicycle to campus or the Corporate Research Center,” said Steve Mouras, director of transportation planning at Virginia Tech.

“With the addition of the Hokie Bikeway, Virginia Tech now has 3 miles of bike lanes, 10 miles of shared paths, three bicycle repair stations, and several covered bicycle racks. The League of American Bicyclists designated the university as a Bicycle Friendly University in April 2013.

“The bikeway is a vital for future expansion of the Huckleberry Trail. It will connect the existing trail to a new northern section that is scheduled to be completed this fall. The new trail will connect to Heritage Park, Gateway Park and eventually to the Jefferson National Forest.”

For more information, direct your Internet browser to http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2014/04/040714-vpa-hokiebikeway.html

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