Atlanta Avenue Corridor Study Community Meeting

You’re invited to attend the second Community Meeting for the Atlanta Avenue Corridor Study.  The study focuses on Atlanta Avenue between Wards Ferry Road and Wards Road.

Just released information from the 2012 Census of Agriculture shows that agriculture continues to be an integral part of the Region 2000 economy.

The market value of the region’s agricultural products now tops $74 million, a 55% growth over the 2002-2012 time period, with 16% of that growth occurring in the 2007-2012 time period.

The total number of farms in Region 2000 has increased by 5.9% during the 2002-2012 time period, with 1% of that growth occurred during the 2007-2012 time period.

Number of Farms in Region 2000                    

Market Value of Ag Products                                            

The Region 2000 Local Government Council continues to support the development and growth of the region’s agriculture economy by implementing strategies from the Regional Agricultural Strategic Plan. Currently, the LGC is working with local Extension Agents and local Economic Development officials to determine the feasibility of a Food Hub for Region 2000’s food system.

For more information contact Philipp Gabathuler, pgabathuler@region2000.org.

Get Involved!  Community Meeting: March 26, 2015, Bank of the James Building, 828 Main Street, 8th Floor, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504.  We are seeking your input on the Project Evaluation Method & Prioirity Project List for the Central Virginia Long Range Transportation Plan.

RIDE Solutions will host a free webinar series provided by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) monthly beginning April 2015.  The webinars provide a format for stakeholders and colleagues together to learn about successful bicycle and pedestrian programs, explore issues, and support local active transportation initiatives. 

Participation is free and requires no registration.  All sessions are 1 hour, begin at 3:00 pm and will be held at the offices of the Region 2000 Partnership, 828 Main St., 12th Floor.   Each webinar will also offer Continuing Education Credit (CEU) that may meet your professional accreditation requirements. 

2015 Webinar Series:

April 15       Legal Rights and Issues for Pedestrians and Bicyclists 
May 20      Law Enforcement Strategies to Improve Bicyclists and Pedestrian Safety
June 17      First Mile / Last Mile Connections to Transit
July 15       Health in All Policies
Aug 19      Streetscape Design to Improve Walking and Bicycling
Sep 16       Shared Streets, Slow Streets
Oct 21       Tactical Urbanism
Dec 16        The Best Guides and Manuals You’ve Never Heard Of          

 

For details, contact Kelly Hitchcock, Senior Planner and RIDE Solutions Program Coordinator.

 

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