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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View PEC’s upcoming events page to see if there are any upcoming meetings / workshops / bike rides you might want to attend!

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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Lessons from Loudoun: What can Albemarle County learn from Loudoun County’s Rural Roads Program?

As Albemarle takes another look at its own future⁠—and how to preserve what it has historically done well⁠—now seems like a good time for local advocates to hear from their counterparts in other localities, who have been successful in similar socio-physical landscapes ...
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Rivanna Bridge Update

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). Allison Wrabel wrote a good story about the vote. Read ...
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Second Active Mobility Summit Celebrates Collective Action and Launches New Initiatives

On February 28, representatives from organizations, local businesses, agencies and passionate individuals who share a mission to promote walking, biking, running, everyday access to nature and active lifestyles gathered for a free, half-day workshop to identify areas of collaboration and lay out work plans. About 30 people joined the Zoom-based ...
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Rivanna River Pedestrian Bridge at Woolen Mills: A Historic Opportunity

Two options are being considered for a pedestrian crossing over the Rivanna River near Woolen Mills ...
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Your input needed on planning efforts in Albemarle and Charlottesville

Charlottesville and Albemarle are in the midst of major planning efforts, and both are thinking about their capital budgets, which is a big part of how those plans get implemented. At this time, the two localities seem to be heading in different directions when it comes to quality-of-life infrastructure ...
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Halloween Bike Ride Tours Spooky Cville

There were thrills and chills at the Halloween Social Bike Ride in Charlottesville on the evening of October 28, 2021. About two dozen riders, most of them in costumes, gathered at Peloton Station and rode a relaxed, six-mile route through Charlottesville neighborhoods and the University of Virginia grounds ...
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map that shows the neighborhoods around Tonsler Park, including the proposed trail

Community members come together to plan Fifeville Trail

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is working with the Fifeville Neighborhood Association (FNA) and the Rivanna Trails Foundation (RTF), the City of Charlottesville and many other community organizations to connect Greenstone on Fifth (an income-qualified housing development) to Tonsler Park and surrounding neighborhoods ...
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