Resort Area Mobility Plan (RAMP)

Background

The Resort Area of the City of Virginia Beach continues to grow and evolve into a diverse, world-class, year-round coastal community for residents and visitors. Recognizing the need to transform and adapt to changing lifestyles, City Council adopted the Resort Area Strategic Action Plan 2030 (RASAP 2030) on June 2, 2020 to establish new goals and priorities for the Resort Area. One of the top priorites of RASAP 2030 is to complete a Mobility Plan that recognizes the many new options for moving around and strike a balance between them. The goal is to form a strategy for traffic calming, pedestrian circulation, bike circulation, shared mobility devices, curbside management, vehicular circulation, public transit, and parking in the Resort Area.

What is the Resort Area Mobility Plan (RAMP)?

  • An extension of the Resort Areas Strategic Action Plan (RASAP) vision/process with a multimodal plan for the RASAP study area
  • A detailed look at challenges and opportunities with short- and long-term actions and strategies
  • Aligns different types of mobility (e.g., vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, shared mobility, transit, TNCs, parking) in a way that optimizes how people access the Resort Area and move around within it
  •  Provides concepts for representative portions of key corridors that illustrate changes in support of the mobility optimization

​​​​​​​​​​​​Process

The City has hired Kimley-Horn, an American planning, surveying, engineering, and design consulting firm, to develop a Resort Area Mobility Plan. The planning process will include:

  • Visioning and Goal Setting - In this phase, a mobility vision and goals will be developed to help guide the identification of mobility concepts and provide a framework in which they can be objectivity evaluated.
  • Defining the Challenges and Opportunities - This phase will involve mining information from past efforts and engagements to define the issues of today and the future.
  • Potential Approaches for Mobility - A scenario-based and analytic planning approach will be employed in this phase to identify and measure diverse transportation system approaches intended to best meet mobility goals for the Resort Area.
  • Preferred Approach for Mobility - Based on goals and objectives of the planning process, evaluations and analysis, and engagement, a preferred approach to transportation will be identified.
  • Draft and Final Plan - The documented plan will be iterated to incorporate input from participants in the process and will identify definitive plans to achieve integrated mobility for the Resort Area.
  • Data and Recommendations Validations - These will leverage the next resort season to validate and confirm some outputs discovered through the planning process.

Anticipated Schedule

​Data Assembly

​Challenges & Opportunities

​Plan Development

​Reporting & Communication

​Data Verification

​August - September 2020
​September - November 2020​December 2020 - October 2021​October 2021​Summer 2021

Next Steps

RAMP meetings are generally the last Thursday of each month from 8:30 to 10:00, please check the City events calendar to verify meeting date, time and location.