Volume 58 | May 2023

Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.

Celebrate Norfolk Bike Month!

Take it on two wheels this May for the 12th Annual Norfolk Bike Month. Bike to work or school, explore bike trails, gather with family and friends to discover the many benefits of biking and let the good times roll!

Find event information and resources.

Zero is the Goal

Vision Zero is an initiative to create a safer environment for everyone getting around in Norfolk, whether by foot, bike, scooter or vehicle. And Bike Month is a great time to make sure we're all sharing the road!

Motorists are reminded to:

1. Share the road with cyclists. Bikes are allowed on city streets whether in a bike lane or not.

2. Keep a distance of at least three feet when passing a cyclist on the street. It's the law!

3. Watch out for cyclists when opening your car door when parked on the street.

4. Pay attention! Put away cell phones and other distractions.

Bicyclists are reminded to:

1. Follow the same rules of the road as a vehicle. Stop at stop signs and traffic signals, and yield to pedestrians. Bike with the flow of traffic.

2. Wear a helmet!

3. Be seen! Wear bright clothing in the dark and use a white headlight and red taillight at night.

4. Use bike lanes and buffered bike lanes whenever possible.

Vehicle Parking Survey

Our Neighborhood Quality Division is proposing code changes to RV and commercial vehicle parking and wants to get YOUR feedback!

Take this quick survey - you don't have to provide your name or contact information to participate.

Spring Adoption Special

Norfolk Animal Care Center is out of kennel space for dogs and urgently needs your help making space for incoming animals.

If you’re interested in adoption, it’s a great time to do it! From now until May 7, they’re waiving all dog adoption fees. That includes shots, spay/neuter and microchipping. Find out more.

Light the Night

Norfolk Fire-Rescue asks you to join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in honoring the sacrifice of America's fallen fire heroes.

Consider turning your exterior lights red on International Firefighters' Day, May 4.

Great American Cleanup

Through May 31


Bike to School Day

Wednesday, May 3


Norfolk Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony

Thursday, May 18, 9:30 a.m.

MacArthur Memorial Courtyard

Glow Ride

Friday, May 19, 8 p.m.

The Plot, NEON District

"The State of Our City is Strong"

Watch Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander's 2023 State of the City Address.

Senior Real Estate Tax Relief

May is Older Americans Month, and we're all about celebrating and supporting our seniors!


One way we do that is through our Senior Real Estate Tax Relief Program, which provides a real estate tax exemption or deferral for eligible Norfolk homeowners who are age 65 and older or permanently disabled.


Find out whether you or a loved one qualifies for this program at www.norfolk.gov/seniortaxrelief or by calling (757) 823-1130.

You can also email [email protected].

Deadline to apply is June 1.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Are you storm ready? National Hurricane Preparedness Week, April 30 – May 6, is the perfect time to ensure you and your family are ready for the upcoming hurricane season. Follow us on social media (@NorfolkVA) all week for tips, knowing your risk, planning for storms and more. Additional resources available online.

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