Park & Ride ready to go at Jefferson Centre

A Park & Ride lot has been established at the Jefferson Centre shopping center on Turkeysag Trail in Fluvanna County, catering to Lake Monticello residents who carpool to Charlottesville or other locations, according to a press release from RideShare in Charlottesville.

The Park & Ride spaces are located to the left of the shopping center in a section of the lot that faces Turkeysag Trail.

“This is a wonderful service that the Jefferson Centre is providing to the community,” said RideShare Program Manager, Lisa Horanyi. “We hope this will encourage more Lake Monticello residents to carpool on a regular basis. This could lead to decreased traffic on Rt.53 as well as an increase in customer traffic at the Jefferson Centre. Everyone wins – the commuters, the businesses and Fluvanna County.”

The Park & Ride lot was a result of an effort from RideShare, Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors and CBRE Charlottesville, which manages the Jefferson Centre property.

An agreement between the county and property owner allows a portion of the lot to be officially for Park & Ride use as recognized by the Virginia Department of Transportation, according to the release.. The agreement designates 15 spots that are available for commuters.