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.

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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 …
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Mini Summit Continues Forward Movement; Mobility Social Recognizes One Who Started It

Passionate activists, professionals, and community members came together virtually on August 27 to work to make Charlottesville and Albemarle a better place for walking, biking and active living. Later, many of them (joined by others) …
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Help Improve Neighborhood Connectivity in Charlottesville

For Charlottesville to reach its potential as a truly world-class city, residents must be able to move about easily, safely and affordably. Much needs to be done to reach that (appropriately) high standard, yet we …
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Virtual Event Recap: Cycling for Sustainable Cities

On May 7, 2021, researchers Ralph Buehler (top-right) and John Pucher (second from top-right) spoke about their new book, Cycling for Sustainable Cities (MIT Press), which describes ways to make city cycling safe, practical, and …
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Cycling for Sustainable Cities

Join PEC and partners on May 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for Cycling for Sustainable Cities: A Presentation + Discussion with Ralph Buehler & John Pucher. Celebrate Bike Month (May, 2021) with some inspiring …
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A Community Forest Grows (and Expands) on the Edge of Charlottesville

Since the advent of Covid-19, Charlottesville area greenways and open spaces have seen unprecedented visitorship as people have gravitated to the outdoors in search of the physical and emotional benefits of nature and fresh air …
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Summit Mobilizes Collective Action

Representatives from several dozen organizations, businesses, agencies, and a handful of passionate individuals came together for a virtual gathering on Friday, February 26, to strategically plan for better walking, biking, running, everyday access nature and …
Video: Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle

Video: Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle

The Piedmont Environmental Council is 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, nature-full and useful for transportation …
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Virtual Events: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

In this webinar, author and active-transportation advocate, Angie Schmitt, discussed the ways that inequality and other social trends combine to make walking along America’s roads and streets needlessly dangerous …
No One is Expendable: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

No One is Expendable: Angie Schmitt Talks Safer Streets

Join us Monday, November 30, 5-6 p.m. for a virtual presentation by author and active-transportation advocate Angie Schmitt! Angie will discuss the ways that inequality and other social trends combine to make walking along America’s …
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