On Thursday morning the Transportation, Parking, and Pedestrian Committee (TPPC) of Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) met.
First, there was an update from Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) on VB Wave service. Ridership in May, 2010 was down slightly from May, 2009. A big concern is that some are mistaking the new bus lane signs on Atlantic Avenue for bus stops. The VB Wave logo was put on them to promote the service.
There are problems with lighting on the Norfolk Avenue bike path. With some lights out, users are concerned about safety. As an interim measure, the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) is stepping up patrols in the area. Also, Landscape Services has been requested to trim the undergrowth in the area.
Possible changes of the markings on the bike path parallel to the Boardwalk were discussed. The catch is that not only is there no funding, but jurisdiction for such falls under the Department of Parks and Recreation. (Paging Cindy Curtis....) It is hoped to get the job done this coming off-season.
Finally, the TPPC plans to be briefed on Form-Based Zoning for the Resort Area at it's July 29 meeting.