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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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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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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A Ride to Surprise and Delight

About two dozen cyclists gathered on the evening of June 21, garlanded their bikes with lights and reflective decorations, and set out for a relaxed four-mile celebration of the Summer Solstice. The route through Charlottesville followed a combination of quiet neighborhood streets and roads with bike lanes. The colorful and ...
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Fifth Street Hub: A Project with Momentum

Fifth Street Hub: A Project with Momentum

Charlottesville and Albemarle have many beautiful outdoor spaces but not enough connective greenway corridors. One project that will provide both is coming into view on the two localities’ southern border: the Fifth Street Hub and Trails ...
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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

Interested in volunteering to help make connective greenways a reality in Charlottesville and Albemarle? Here are some ways you can get involved right now ...
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Cypherways Uses Hip-Hop to Generate Ideas and Enthusiasm for Greenways

The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Imagination Foundation teamed up with Cyphertank on November 17 to follow-up a successful kickoff event with an evening of facilitated discussion about trails and greenways -- with a beat ...
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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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