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!

Organizations, businesses, agencies, and individuals passionate about trails, mobility, and everyday access to the outdoors are working together on issues that none can solve individually. An upcoming virtual gathering on August 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be an opportunity for workgroups to share and build upon the collective projects that began six months ago at the Active Mobility Summit. (Full agenda to come)

It will be a focused work session about making specific progress and a great way for new advocates to learn more about–and take part in–efforts to make a healthier, better-connected 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.

Learn more about the alliance!

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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BikeCville is Back!

BikeCville is a series of relaxed all-ability group bike rides in Charlottesville, VA, hosted by The Piedmont Environmental Council and other local organizations. The purpose is to have fun while raising the visibility of cycling, encouraging hesitant cyclists, educating and fostering the region’s advocacy network. All rides are free, open ...
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Albemarle-based Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. transformed one of its storage rooms into a bike locker. (Photo: Amanda Poncy)

Ten Ways to Make your Business More Bike-Friendly

Many people tell us that they would like to bike to work. Although the roads themselves may be daunting often the problem lies at their destination--their place of employment. Happily, there are some simple things employers can do to make their businesses more bike-friendly ...
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Greenways Plan Complete. Next Step: Implementation

Albemarle and Charlottesville reached an important milestone this spring when the Jefferson Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan received final approval. This document maps a comprehensive network of bike lanes, sidewalks, and shared-use paths that connect Charlottesville and Albemarle neighborhoods to schools, shopping, downtown, and natural areas while also identifying bicycle ...
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Support a More Connected Cville/Albemarle

Support a More Connected Cville/Albemarle

The Jefferson Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is an important milestone! It maps a comprehensive network of bike lanes, sidewalks, and shared use paths that connect Charlottesville and Albemarle neighborhoods to schools, shopping, downtown and natural areas while also identifying bicycle connections to and among adjoining counties. Add your name ...
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Working Toward a More Connected Community

Working Toward a More Connected Community

Greenways are safe and durable routes where people can walk, bike and run in nature-rich settings. For more than a year now, PEC has been working with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) to link communities in the Charlottesville/Albemarle urban core with greenways and other infrastructure for walking and ...
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Jefferson Area Bike and Pedestrian Plan: A Regional Vision Built on Community Dialogue

TJPDC’s Jefferson Area Bike and Pedestrian Plan is a key milestone in the effort to make the region more connected for people walking and biking. The plan covers Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties, but it focuses on the combined Charlottesville/Albemarle urban core. With support from the ...
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Regional Walking and Biking Survey Illuminates Resident Views of Safe Connectivity

As part of of our extensive community engagement, we created a survey to better understand residents’ ideas about desirable places to walk, ride or run for transportation and exercise. We also asked about the barriers they face and solicited their suggestions for a better-connected community ...
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