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McIntire Park: A place to skate, walk and commute?

Charlottesville’s McIntire Park may one day welcome not only skateboarders and visitors to a future botanical garden, but also residents commuting to work. A multi-use commuter path was one suggestion mulled by the PLACE Design Task Force at a meeting Thursday. “You could get around the entire city without going on a major street,” said […]

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Albemarle’s economic development plans mulled

Both sides of the debate on whether to establish an economic development department in Albemarle County faced off Thursday at a meeting of the Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population. The $160,000 proposal is a part of the fiscal year 2015 budget under review by the Board of Supervisors. The department would support economic vitality […]

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Capturing a sense of place

Writing about cooking, biodiversity and coal ash found common ground over the weekend during a Virginia Festival of the Book event sponsored by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The Charlottesville-based SELC hosted three authors whose works, though differentiated in topic, all imbue a sense of place, specifically of the South. The Outstanding Environmental Writing event […]

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The benefits of bicycle commuting

As Charlottesville officials contemplate the status of bicycles on roads such as West Main Street, Ralph Buehler, co-author of “City Cycling,” touted the benefits of cycling and offering solutions to concerns such as safety and infrastructure. Buehler joined two local bike activists, Scott Paisley and Ruth Stornetta in a panel, Bicycle Community: Commuting Here and […]