Williamson Road in Roanoke is often called the city’s Main Street. The several-mile stretch that crosses from Roanoke City into Roanoke County and conenct’s Downtown Roanoke to Hollins University hold a huge diversity of businesses and crosses a large number of varied neighborhoods. It’s also in need of some TLC.
Bikeshare by RIDE Solutions added three new stations to its growing bikeshare network this week. On Tuesday, new 10-space stations were added in Roanoke’s Crystal Spring Village, at the Riverside campus housing Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers just on the outskirts of downtown Roanoke.
At the Montgomery County chamber’s monthly “Eggs and Issues”, Thomas DiGiulian with the VDOT Salem District spoke to an early morning group about transportation in the New River Valley. While he spoke on a number of topics, it seems timely to share with you readers the status of some higher profile projects happening in the area as students head back to school and we see the last of summer’s lighter schedule.
I caught a chunk of a story on WVTF the other day concerning the role of bus stops in the Soviet Union – specifically, how bus stops were used to communicate individualism and local culture in a society dominated by a Communistic emphasis on industrial regularity.