Transportation Solutions

As traffic congestion, strain on the state budget and concerns about pollution prompt widespread calls for change, PEC supports a new transportation vision for Virginia.


aerial image of overlapping highways surrounded by trees and suburban neighborhoods

PEC Signs Letter Asking National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board to Reduce Transportation Emissions, Sprawl

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Sprawling highways in Loudoun County, Virginia. Photo by Hugh Kenny/PEC On May 1, The Piedmont Environmental Council joined 34 other groups around Virginia, D.C. and Maryland in signing on to a joint letter from the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) ...
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Rivanna Bridge Update

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Rendering: VBH via VDOT As you may know, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Board voted last week to pursue VDOT SMARTSCALE funding for a pedestrian bridge connecting Pantops and Woolen Mills at the end of Market Street (the Wool Factory) ...
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landscape image of water and fall foliage at the Occoquan Reservoir

Webinar: Smart Growth Protects What We Have!

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On January 6, 2022, Prince William Conservation Alliance in partnership with VA Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association hosted a panel discussion on data centers… from the Rural Crescent to the Occoquan Reservoir. Background Landowners on Pageland Lane have ...
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Cyclist on Warrenton Branch Greenway

NEW Warrenton Branch Greenway Extension!

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This video was posted to our Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube accounts on 12/17/2021. The Warrenton Branch Greenway is a paved pedestrian and bike trail used and loved by Fauquier County residents for decades. Earlier this fall, a new extension opened ...
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an aerial image of snowy mountains and fields in Rappahannock County

A Few Highlights From 2021

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Winter in Rappahannock County. Credit: Hugh Kenny/PEC. Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and a global economic slowdown, 2021 proved to be a year of new opportunity here at The Piedmont Environmental Council. Last year, we promised to continue to strengthen ...
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