Bikeshare is Just the Beginning

Recently, I had a chance to respond to a commentary piece published in the Roanoke Times.  The essay shared some concerns about our upcoming bikeshare program, and I appreciated the opportunity to address some of those concerns on the pages of the Times.  In case you missed it, I am reprinting my response in full, below.

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The Passing of Whimcycle is Just Fine

Someone is not happy with the changes undergoing the Whimcycle mural in Roanoke’s Old Southwest neighborhood.  The mural, on the side of the building now known as The Phoenix, is being replaced – with a new piece by the original artist, Toobz Muir! – and this week someone decided to deface the new piece with a bit of critical graffiti.

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A Walk in the Rain

Today’s rainy day has reminded me that I’m behind on a post I meant to write a few weeks ago.  Back in October, we worked with the CityWorks (X)po to host a field trip on what turned out to be a rainy Saturday morning.  The goal: to give attendees a first-hand experience of what it would be like to be car-free in Roanoke.

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