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Streets That Work LIVE! - Survey Results Available

Streets That Work LIVE was a demonstration project to show how Streets That Work concepts might act, look, and feel in real time. Please visit the page linked above for more information, plus photos and feedback from the event.


Learn more about the Streets That Work:


In February 2014, City Council reaffirmed its commitment to creating complete streets for all users and adopted a resolution to consider the context surrounding the streets as part of any future street design process. As part of the resolution, Council directed staff to undertake the Streets That Work planning process that will reflect the understanding that streets serve a multitude of transportation, economic, social, recreational and ecological needs that must be considered when deciding on the most appropriate design. In September 2016, City Council adopted the Streets That Work Plan as part of the City of Charlottesville's Comprehensive Plan.

What is the Streets That Work Plan?

The purpose of the Streets That Work Plan is to provide a fully functional, comprehensive, multi-modal street design guide for Charlottesville that seeks to improve the transportation network for all modes and create vibrant and sustainable public spaces along streets.

The Streets That Work Plan focuses primarily on the public right of way, but is being developed in conjunction with a city-wide regulatory framework review and revision that will address regulations for private development.  

These concurrent processes share the same Guiding Principles to ensure that Charlottesville has High Quality Public Space and Vibrant Places of Commerce, as well as being: Safe and Accessible - Healthy, Green and Sustainable - Connected and Convenient - Collaborative - Policy Driven.