City Council adopts “complete streets” policy

article from The Cavalier Daily   Plan passes 4-1; aims to improve quality, utility of Charlottesville streets | Feb 11 2014  Charlottesville City Council adopted a “complete streets” resolution earlier this month to ensure future roads will accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and tree-lined roadways. “[The new policy will] ensure that transportation infrastructure investments support the making of an attractive, healthy, and safe, walkable and bike-able Charlottesville,” according to Council’s agenda. The street design policy was initially proposed by councilmember Kathy Galvin in September. “Context Sensitive Streets simply means that the design, engineering and building of our streets should fit the context … Continue reading

Trailwork: Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve

The first Saturday of each month is dedicated to expanding the trails at the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve. Albemarle County has invited us to participate in building singletrack in the 600 acre park. The park is currently open to the public, and has 5-6 miles of trail ready for use by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The trails are extremely steep, and following the Little Flat Mountain Loop will take you to the Shenandoah National Park Boundary. Nate Lopez, an employee of Albemarle Parks & Rec has been constructing beautiful rock switchbacks to wind the newest section of singletrack down through massive … Continue reading