I wish I could have gone to this.
Miles of greenway trails connecting parks, homes and schools.
A streetcar system in Charlottesville, quickly moving people and reducing car traffic.
A new emphasis on locally grown food, increasing nutrition and decreasing oil consumption.
These ideas were the focus of Albemarle County’s second Green Infrastructure Forum on Thursday. About 40 residents attended the event, which focused on the greenway trails system, downtown transportation and local food production.
There are a lot of good ideas here, and I am sure there were more that didn’t make the paper. Does anyone out there have notes they would like to share?
Radical ideas like this that seek to change not just how our community grows, but also how we live and behave on a daily basis need the right people to support them.