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The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC), which also staffs the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA-MPO), has completed work on an update to the 2004 Jefferson Area Bike and Pedestrian Plan. The draft update can be accessed below. The plan will be presented to the MPO Policy Board and the Planning District Commission for their review in February. The plan is the culmination of over two years of work and an extensive community engagement process, made possible by a grant from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and assistance from the Piedmont Environmental Council.
This Plan seeks to encourage implementation by providing a focused list of regionally-significant bicycle and pedestrian projects that enhance regional connectivity and provide routes connecting the region’s important residential and economic centers. The urban areas in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are emphasized. Recommendations are also provided for towns, development areas and rural areas in Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Fluvanna Counties.
Plan identifies bicycle and pedestrian corridors of regional significance, and prioritized the corridors in the urban area to help with implementation. In total, the plan identifies over $ 375 million dollars in bike and pedestrian infrastructure needs and improvements.
The map below shows existing and proposed corridors identified for inclusion in the Jefferson Area Bike and Pedestrian Plan. The type of facility is indicated, with the Plan including shared use paths, bike lanes and shared roadways in both the urban and rural areas. To view a map of the corridors with destinations, click here.
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*Data is for planning use only and is considered draft until formally adopted. Polylines depict the general location of facilities and are intended for general planning purposes only. The lines do not identify the actual location of existing or proposed facilities. Actual locations for proposed facilities would need to be determined at a future time.