Parking and Transportation is pleased to host several learning opportunities throughout the year.
Rivanna Trail Work Party (Part of Earth Week 2013)
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Date: April 25, 2013 (Thursday) - RAIN OR SHINE
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Rivanna Trail at North Grounds. Group will meet at the north end of the parking lot at The Park.
All U.Va students and staff are invited to join Parking and Transportation, the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC), and the Rivanna Trails Foundation (RTF) for an Earth Week Trail Work Party on Thursday, April 25.
Volunteers will be clearing branches and overgrown vegetation from a portion of the Rivanna Trail near U.Va's North Grounds. No experience is necessary! Tools will be available, but please bring shears or clippers if you have them. Please plan to wear comfortable clothing and gloves.
Both University and Classified Staff are alotted 16 hours of "School Assistance and Volunteer Service Leave" that may be used for community projects. Please consult with your supervisor if you are interested in using Volunteer Leave to participate in the Trail Work Party.
Refreshments for volunteers will be provided by U.Va Dining. Free parking will be available at The Park for volunteers. Please RSVP below!
Need a ride to The Park? A Zipcar shuttle will be available. RSVP below to receive additional details.
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Charlottesville Bike mAPP Information Session (Spring 2012)
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District (TJPDC) developed a mobile app for iPhone and Android phones that allowed cyclists to track their trips. Trip data was collected by TJPDC planners to help improve the area bike network.
Community Bikes Open House (August 2011)
Charlottesville Community Bikes held an open house to introduce students and staff to the shop and volunteer opportunities available.
Safe Cycling (August 2011)
C'ville Bike & Tri's John Lawler led a bike safety to teach students about the rules of the road, the proper gear cyclists should have, and tips to get around Grounds safely.
Basics of Bike Maintenance (August 2011)
Blue Wheel Bicycles staff taught participants basic bike maintenance skills like changing tires and adjusting brakes.
Public Participation Forum on Transportation Issues (Summer 2011)
The CHART Committee, with assistance from Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff, facilitated a Public Participation Forum in which attendees were informed of major transportation issues in our region. This included discussion of transportation policy planning, transportation funding and transportation projects.
Attendees were then able to share their views on transportation issues through a quick survey that was entered into a public participation database, which will be reviewed by the MPO Policy Board.
Bike Commuting 101 (Bike Week 2011, August 2011)
Want to save on gas money? Interested in incorporating more exercise into your daily routine? Want to enjoy the commute to work more?
Consider bike commuting. Think you can’t do it because you live too far away, need to run errands at lunch, or are nervous about riding in traffic? This workshop was open to anyone interested in learning the “how-to’s of bike commuting”.
Vanpooling 101 (Spring 2011, Spring 2012)
Vanpools are groups of 5 to 15 people who commute together on a regular basis in a roomy, comfortable full-size van or minivan. Because each vanpool removes as many as 14 vehicles off of the road each day, even one significantly reduces fuel consumption, traffic congestion, greenhouse gas emissions – and can put $1000 or more back into your pocket.
Parking and Transportation invited participants to enjoy a free "Lunch & Learn" session for commuters to learn more about the option of vanpooling.
Traffic Skills 101 (Earth Week 2011)
Community Bikes, in cooperation with University of Virginia's Parking and Transportation and Office of the Architect, taught the League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101 course.
This course is designed for people seeking more confidence and better techniques for riding in traffic. The course included classroom instruction, closed course skills drills and a group ride.