Transportation Solutions

Land use policies are not just aspirations for the future; they translate into everyday experiences for residents. PEC believes that decisions about transportation must be made with an eye toward livability, connectivity and sustainability.

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Conservation Community Priorities for the 2024 General Assembly

With the many issues facing Virginia throughout the upcoming session, PEC staff will work with VCN and other allies to testify before the legislature, speak about budget priorities and amendments, and help lead with our …
Creating Walkable Piedmont Communities: A Resource Guide

Creating Walkable Piedmont Communities: A Resource Guide

This guidebook is intended for local government staff, community stakeholders, and residents interested in revitalizing downtown main streets, making neighborhood streets safer, and connecting parks, civic and natural amenities with trails …
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CODE RED: A Call to Action for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

On July 13, PEC joined The Coalition for Smarter Growth and 39 other organizations from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia in calling on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to take urgent action on climate change, …
Regional Transit Vision Plan - Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

Regional Transit Vision Plan – Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission recently released the Regional Transit Vision Plan, a product of collaborative and data-driven efforts to establish a unified long-term, clear, efficient and effective transit service for the Charlottesville region …
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Bike to Work Week Was a Great Success!

A huge thanks to everyone who worked, rode and promoted Bike to Work Week to ensure it was an astounding success. We had ten events in one week (including Riverfest), all of which were fun …
Resources from Our Creating Walkable Piedmont Communities Workshop

Resources from Our Creating Walkable Piedmont Communities Workshop

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Creating Walkable Piedmont Communities workshop on March 31! This half-day workshop focused on giving your town or village the tools, resources, and contacts you need to implement …
Summit attendees discuss collective work plans.

Third Annual Mobility Summit Celebrates Success, Launches Collective Work Plans

For the third February in a row, the Piedmont Mobility Alliance came together in Charlottesville to celebrate progress, discuss ways to broaden participation, and lay out some specific work plans for 2023 …
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Metro Silver Line Extension Opens in Loudoun County

Metro’s six new Silver Line stops opened this week, including service to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County. This once-in-a-generation investment enables a more sustainable future in the D.C. region and Virginia …