While serving as the Bikeways and Trails Planner for the City of Virginia Beach, I worked with other professionals (mostly Parks & Rec, Planning, and Public Works) to develop this plan in the first 18 months of my work there. About 95% of the writing is mine.
I never did like the brown motif, but it was mandated by the Department's graphics team, which had designated all the better colors for other divisions.
Also while serving as the Bikeways and Trails Planner for the City of Virginia Beach, I applied for and won a $449,000 grant from the Transit In Parks Program (TRIPP) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for an Alternative Transportation Study for Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which is entirely within the boundaries of Virginia Beach, with all vehicular access funneled along Sandbridge Road.
As the Project Lead, I worked with VHB's planners and transit specialists, plus a Technical Advisory Committee that included City staff, Refuge staff, HRT staff, and DCR staff to develop and evaluate the alternatives, including public information and engagement tools and reporting to both the Council-appointed Bikeways and Trails Advisory Committee and then City Council.
HRT & Virginia Beach planned to extend light rail to the oceanfront, but without the supporting paths that would facilitate getting to the stations. After visiting Charlotte's Blue Line and seeing $1.4B in private investment along a 3-mile section of light rail, largely because of the paths on both sides, we conducted this study to determine what paths would be feasible within VB's 66' corridor.