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February 12, 2019 @ 11:08am EST

Trail Activities in the West Piedmont Planning District

Last week’s blog focused on the Danville Riverwalk Trail, and the plans for its extension.  This week’s blog entry will touch on other trail extension initiatives around the West Piedmont Planning District.  Our region is ideally suited to outdoor recreation, and a network of multi-use trails serves as an asset to facilitate recreational pursuits, as well as to promote public health and economic development.

Trail expansion activities in the West Piedmont Planning District include the following:


February 4, 2019 @ 10:34am EST

Danville Riverwalk Trail Keeps Growing

Many residents of the West Piedmont Planning District are familiar with the Danville Riverwalk Trail, located in the City of Danville.  In recent years, the approximately 12-mile long Danville Riverwalk Trail has been extended westward along the Dan River to about Advance Street, located approximately 0.4-mile east of the Robertson Bridge/Piedmont Drive.  Additionally, the trail is in the process of being extended via a series of phased activities, which include the following:


January 29, 2019 @ 3:04pm EST

University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Population Estimates Released for Virginia, Localities

On Monday, January 28th, the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service released population estimates for 2018 at the local (county and city) and state levels.  The table below summarizes population changes within the West Piedmont Planning District and the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 2010 Census to July 1, 2018, the time at which the Weldon Cooper Center estimated the state’s population. more

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