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!

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A Ride to Surprise and Delight

Cyclists depart after a quick rest break during the Twilight Bike Ride on June 21. [Peter Krebs/PEC] “Can roads be a place to have fun and be a way to get around?” That’s what one rider asked at the end of a recent twilight bike ride PEC sponsored, along with ...
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Fifth Street Hub: A Project with Momentum

Fifth Street Hub: A Project with Momentum

Jessica Mauzy (front of room at left, of LPDA) and Billie Campbell (front of room at right, of TJPDC) present the Trail Hub project at the Open House at TJPDC. [Peter Krebs/PEC]   Charlottesville and Albemarle have many beautiful outdoor spaces but not enough connective greenway corridors. One project that ...
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About the Greenways Project

About the Greenways Project

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) are working with communities in the Charlottesville and Albemarle urban core to envision and implement a comprehensive network of connective bicycle and pedestrian trails and greenways. The project is supported by a Strengthening Systems grant from the ...
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Volunteer Opportunities – Charlottesville & Albemarle Greenways Initiative

Photo by Marco Sanchez Thank you for your interest in pitching in to help make connective greenways a reality in Charlottesville and Albemarle. This is a multi-year effort and there will be a variety of opportunities to help out as we move forward. Sign up through letsvolunteer.org >> Here are some ways you can ...
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Cypherways Uses Hip-Hop to Generate Ideas and Enthusiasm for Greenways

Rappers Cullen “Fellowman” Wade (left), Envy (second from left) and Bernard Hankins (right) facilitated a lively discussion with participants. Special guest Chance Dickerson (center) joined for the encore. Photo by Meredith Cole. The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Imagination Foundation teamed up with Cyphertank on November ...
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Packed Room for Greenways Project Kickoff Event

Packed Room for Greenways Project Kickoff Event

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 ...
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Making the Connection

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. The greenway ...
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