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We're working with communities in the Charlottesville and Albemarle urban core to envision and implement a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian trails and greenways.

A joint project of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission & The Piedmont Environmental Council.
Learn more >> 

  • Add Your Voice - Support the New Regional Bike/Ped Plan Add your name or business/organization to our letter of support for the recently released Jefferson Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan.
  • Jefferson Area Bike and Pedestrian Plan Learn more about the Thomas Jefferson Planning District's regional plan.
  • #BikeCville Join us for a bike ride in 2020.

As part of our engagement effort, we have developed a survey for residents to share their ideas for a thriving, connected community. The 13-question survey asks residents about barriers to walking, running, and biking in the area. Respondents can describe their ideal vision for better transportation options and better recreation mobility.

Interested in volunteering to help make connective greenways a reality in Charlottesville and Albemarle? Here are some ways you can get involved right now.

Charlottesville and Albemarle have many beautiful outdoor spaces but not enough connective greenway corridors. One project that will provide both is coming into view on the two localities’ southern border: the Fifth Street Hub and Trails.


The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Imagination Foundation teamed up with Cyphertank on November 18 to follow-up a successful kickoff event with an evening of facilitated discussion about trails and greenways -- with a beat.

The Charlottesville / Albemarle Greenways Project kicked off with a packed event at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on the evening of Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Approximately 175 people, including many who have been working on this issue for a long time, shared an evening of fellowship and inspiration.

Through funding from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, PEC is working in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission on a community engagement initiative to build support for implementation of a comprehensive greenway system. Specifically, we will be engaging the community to build a shared vision for greenways among the public sector, nonprofit organizations, and business and civic actors.

Bike and pedestrian connectivity is a great way to enhance quality of life and create healthy, thriving urban communities. This is why PEC is teaming up with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission to build support for a comprehensive greenway system in the Charlottesville and Albemarle urban area.

“These locations have an opportunity to create a world-class bike and pedestrian system that connects neighborhoods, retail areas and places of work with iconic resources such as Monticello, the Downtown Mall, UVA Grounds, the Rivanna River and Biscuit Run State Park,” says Rex Linville, our Albemarle County field representative.

Join the Conversation

Add your voice >>  

  • Add your name or business/organization to our letter of support for the recently released Jefferson Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan.

Stay connected >>

  • Sign up to receive periodic email updates and action alerts related to bike and pedestrian connectivity.

Volunteer Opportunities >>

  • This is a community-led project and we need your help! 

Have questions?

Contact Peter Krebs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-977-2033 x.7065

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