The VA Bicycling Federation awarded New Kent County their Bike Friendly Community Award at the Richmond Metropolitan Planning Organization’s December meeting. Accepting the award for New Kent were George Homewood, Director of Economic Development and Supervisor Stran Trout.
The award acknowledges New Kent’s efforts to support cycling and creating six permanent cycling routes in the county.
The MPO approved the county’s application for a federal Transportation Enhancement grant application which helped pay for the routes.
New Kent has been a leader in Central Virginia for proactively including cycling as an integral part of their transportation infrastructure.