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Share your feedback on Chesapeake Comp Plan charts by July 7 at Focus Areas: Comprehensive Plan Update (

Hampton Roads Transit is accepting applications for the installation of bike racks and repair stations, that promote cycling as a sustainable transportation option in communities. Applications close September 30.  Applicants may include Bike Groups, Cities and Counties, Schools, Military Installations, and Other relevant organizations. Learn more at Bike Boost » Traffix (  

Share you "Flood Story" with Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to help support flood resilience planning in Virginia. Tell them where it flooded and how that flooding impacted you.  You can also share details like photos, dates, and frequency of flooding.  Share your experiences at

Closed Alerts

Take the Traffix Commuter Survey at TRAFFIX Survey (

Submit feedback on Exploratory Scenario Planning approach for the 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan - closes 3/12 - News Flash • Public Review Opportunity: Exploratory Scenario (
    - for my analysis, see 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan - Public Review Opportunity (

Ask your Senator to support tree bills in the General Assembly - ASAP -

Submit comments on Trails and Connectivity Plan draft trail network - closes 2/28 -

Ask your Delegate to support tree bills in the General Assembly - ASAP -

Population Density Survey by City of Chesapeake - closes 2/16 -

Climate Pollution Reduction Priorities Survey by Virgina DEQ - closes 1/31 -


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Support Tree Bills in General Assembly

Update 2:  Urge Governor Youngkin to sign HB529 and HB1100 into law to ensure our community is able to conserve and plant more trees that will benefit the health of all Virginians! Contact him today -   Update: Both of these bills have been passed by the House and Senate and are now heading for the Governor's desk for signature.  Stay tuned for any Action Alerts asking folks to contact the Governor to urge him to sign these bills.  There are several bills in the General Assembly that would give the City of Chesapeake the option to do more to protect trees and restore tree canopy during development.  Current state law limits how much Chesapeake can require of developers during construction.   HB 1100 would enable all counties, cities, and towns in Virginia to adopt tree conservation ordinances to conserve healthy mature trees during construction projects.  HB 529 would increase how much canopy must be replaced when trees are cut down during development.   B

CBPA proposed change details

April 23 Public Hearing Package with rationale for the proposed changes - Consideration of the change was Continued (deferred) to the end of June. Below the proposed CBPA changes provided by Chesapeake Planning Department were compared against National Wetlands Inventory maps - 1. Fernwood Farms/Riverwalk Areas Proposed for removal (red), addition (dark green) National Wetlands Inventory City Drainage Map Background on Interrupted and Disconnected Wetlands for CBPA Guidance Documents Google Earth 4/8/1990 2. Great Bridge Blvd Areas proposed for removal (red) National Wetlands Inventory Close-up 3. Oakbrooke (East of Arboretum) Areas proposed for removal (red)/addition (dark green) Nat

Welcome to Greening Chesapeake

Kicking off this new blog for 2024 to work on the goal to green Chesapeake by increasing natural area - green spaces and blueways - across the City.   Steps include protecting existing tree canopy, encouraging protection of natural areas, and planting trees and native plants across the City on public, institutional, commercial, and residential properties.   Other key tenants to building a greener city include connectivity - enabling people to reach destinations safely by foot, bicycle, and public transit, not just automobiles - and adopting sustainable practices. Stay tuned for information about upcoming events, actions, and information related to Greening Chesapeake.