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Virtual Event Recap: Cycling for Sustainable Cities

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On May 7, 2021, researchers Ralph Buehler (top-right) and John Pucher (second from top-right) spoke about their new book, Cycling for Sustainable Cities (MIT Press), which describes ways to make city cycling safe, practical, and convenient for all ages and ...
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Video: Restoring Access to the Rivanna River

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This video was posted to PEC's Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts on 4/16/21. To help the public safely access the Rivanna River, PEC teamed up with the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Rivanna Conservation Alliance, and Rivanna River Co ...
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Rangel Communication Proposes 199-ft Tower in Thoroughfare Gap

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The following text was taken from an email alert sent out on April 16, 2021. Sign up for PEC email alerts >> Photo simulation facing southwest towards the tower site. The red line marks the location and the height of ...
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ACC corps member breaks up rocks

Appalachian Conservation Corps blaze new trail at Rappahannock County Park

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An ACC corps member breaks up rocks in preparation to build steps up a steep section. "We crush them up and put them underneath when we're making stairs and that helps with drainage and it helps keep it sturdier," she ...
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Cycling for Sustainable Cities

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Join PEC and partners on May 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for Cycling for Sustainable Cities: A Presentation + Discussion with Ralph Buehler & John Pucher. Celebrate Bike Month (May, 2021) with some inspiring stories about how to make ...
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