Jefferson Avenue can be safer, healthier, more environmentally friendly and economically vibrant; or at least that is the hope from the Jefferson Avenue Task Force. This group of citizens feel a true passion for the cause and they are working hard at not just making presentations, but doing research, organizing and sharing information. The community support is growing- it’s clear to them that Union Hill and Church Hill want to continually improve the landscape.
8 days ago, Vanessa and I witnessed a great turnout as the Task Force met with Jon Baliles from the Richmond Mayor’s office. The goal was to witness firsthand how busy Jefferson Avenue is at the early rush hour. What’s most striking about this initiative is the passion- you can tell that there’s been not only a lot of thought put into this, but there’s an energy that when met with planning and persistence, gives you the hope that change is achievable.
CHPN will keep you up-to-date in regards to this project. If you’d like to be involved, let us know and we’ll direct you to the Task Force leadership.