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.
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.
Today, Roanoke City Council approved funding for the expansion of the Tinker Creek Greenway to Mason Mill Park, where it will eventually make its way to the Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology – future site of the Deschutes Brewery.
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.
The temperature has finally started plunging across central and southwest Virginia, so it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your vehicle. We’ve got some tips below for making sure your car and your bike are both ready for winter weather.