Walk & Bike


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.


  • Add Your Voice - Sign the Petition Join the growing number of people asking for a better-connected system of trails and greenways in Albemarle and Charlottesville.

Interested in volunteering to help make connective greenways a reality in Charlottesville and Albemarle? Here are some ways you can get involved right now.


The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Imagination Foundation teamed up with Cyphertank on November 18 to follow-up a successful kickoff event with an evening of facilitated discussion about trails and greenways -- with a beat.

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 inspiration.

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.

“These locations have an opportunity to create a world-class bike and pedestrian system that connects neighborhoods, retail areas and places of work with iconic resources such as Monticello, the Downtown Mall, UVA Grounds, the Rivanna River and Biscuit Run State Park,” says Rex Linville, our Albemarle County field representative.

Through funding from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, PEC is working in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission on a community engagement initiative to build support for implementation of a comprehensive greenway system. Specifically, we will be engaging the community to build a shared vision for greenways among the public sector, nonprofit organizations, and business and civic actors.

Join the Conversation

Add your voice >>  

  • Join the growing number of people asking for a better-connected system of trails and greenways by signing our petition.

Share your ideas >>

  • Add your comments, ideas and draw some of your favorite routes or indicate trouble spots on the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission’s wikimap.

Volunteer Opportunities >>

  • This is a community-led project and we need all the help we can get. 

Get PEC Email Alerts >>

  • Learn about upcoming opportunities to get involved. 
Have questions?
  • Contact Peter Krebs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-977-2033 x.7065

News From the Piedmont

Search Our Site

Follow Us On...