If nothing else, hopefully this proposed road will broaden the typically myopic Charlottesville/Albemarle discussion of transportation.
From today’s DP -
Recently retired Del. Mitchell Van Yahres and two other prominent Charlottesville residents are promoting an environmentally friendly parkway to parallel U.S. 29 to the west.
Ruckersville Parkway, a “very conceptual” idea according to proponent Gary Okerlund, would repurpose parts of Route 606, Earlysville Road and Hydraulic Road to become a 35- to 40-mph, two-lane alternative to hectic U.S. 29 in Albemarle and Greene counties.
Step one (or even step 1a or 1b) really ought to be speaking to those who actually represent Greene. This could be a free road, and if it proposed by outsiders/neighboring legislators, the reaction will be negative.
But one elected body has been left out of the process: the Greene County Board of Supervisors. All five members learned of the plan during public comment at a meeting last week.