Albemarle/Cville Greenways

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.
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Representatives from several dozen organizations, businesses, agencies, and a handful of passionate individuals came together for a virtual gathering on Friday, February 26, 2021, to strategically plan for better walking, biking, running, everyday access nature and active lifestyles in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Active Mobility Summit was a half-day online meeting presented by The Piedmont Environmental Council via Zoom. It was a chance for professionals and committed advocates to share ideas and pool resources toward shared goals. It was also an important opportunity to meet new people and learn new ways to get involved in the community. 

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We believe that everyone in our community should have multimodal access to education, employment, and recreational opportunities. Access to these opportunities must be safe, comfortable, convenient, and free from physical and systemic barriers for individuals of all ages, abilities, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. Meeting this essential standard makes our community healthier, more sustainable, and more just. This new alliance will be dedicated to improving mobility and promoting active lifestyles and everyday access to the outdoors.

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We’re working with a diverse coalition of organizations and communities to envision and implement a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure that is safe, inclusive, and useful for transportation in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Virtual Event Recap: Cycling for Sustainable Cities

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 abilities. They talked about trends and policies, and shared examples ...
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Cycling for Sustainable Cities

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 cycling safer for everyone! Researchers Ralph Buehler & John Pucher ...
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Heyward Community Forest trails

A Community Forest Grows (and Expands) on the Edge of Charlottesville

Since the advent of Covid-19, Charlottesville area greenways and open spaces have seen unprecedented visitorship as people have gravitated to the outdoors in search of the physical and emotional benefits of nature and fresh air. That’s why the creation of the new Heyward Community Forest is so timely. Two Years, ...
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Summit Mobilizes Collective Action

Representatives from several dozen organizations, businesses, agencies, and a handful of passionate individuals came together for a virtual gathering on Friday, February 26, to strategically plan for better walking, biking, running, everyday access nature and active lifestyles in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia ...
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Video: Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

Video: Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

The Piedmont Environmental Council is working with a diverse coalition of organizations and communities to envision and implement a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure that is safe, inclusive, nature-full and useful for transportation in Charlottesville and Albemarle County ...
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Virtual Events: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

In this webinar, author and active-transportation advocate, Angie Schmitt, discussed the ways that inequality and other social trends combine to make walking along America’s roads and streets needlessly dangerous ...
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No One is Expendable: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

No One is Expendable: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

Join us Monday, November 30, 5-6 p.m. for a virtual presentation by author and active-transportation advocate Angie Schmitt! Angie will discuss the ways that inequality and other social trends combine to make walking along America’s roads and streets needlessly dangerous ...
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