Commuting Patterns for Patrick County

Periodically, the U.S. Census Bureau releases commutation data which shows commuting patterns among localities throughout the United States. Recently, I wrote blogs highlighting commuting patterns throughout the entire West Piedmont Planning District, Franklin County, the City of Danville, and the City of Martinsville and Henry County (see https://ridesolutions.org/west-piedmont/ and scroll to the […]

Director of RIDE Solutions Job Announcement

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is seeking a energetic, passionate, and public-minded professional to serve as the Director of RIDE Solutions, the Commission’s commuter assistance and active transportation program.  As Director of RIDE Solutions, candidates will manage the multi-regional commuter assistance program applying creative marketing, public outreach, event management, and […]

Webinar: How Vanpooling Can Benefit Your Business or Organization

In the West Piedmont Planning District, as is the case in most places, most commuters travel by car to get to work, principally through use of the single-occupancy automobile.  In many cases that works well, although some workers or potential workers have unreliable transportation, or sometimes no transportation options at […]

Statement on Bicycle Helmet Use

The slow, cautious, and practical riding style indicative of most transportation-related cycling is not equivalent to sport riding and is not inherently dangerous.  While we would never discourage anyone from wearing whatever gear makes them feel safe on a bicycle, we believe wearing a helmet is not the most effective […]

My Favorite Places to Bike in the West Piedmont Region

With the weather warming up, many of us are looking to find great ways to spend time outdoors in order to stay in shape.  Biking is a great way to stay in shape, in addition to being a lot of fun and a great de-stressor!  In this blog, I will […]

Plan Your Next Bicycle Trip with the West Piedmont Regional Bicycle Plan

I have written a number of blogs concerning bicycling in the West Piedmont Region, which consists of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania counties, the cities of Danville and Martinsville, and the Town of Rocky Mount.  I have also referenced the West Piedmont Regional Bicycle Plan in a number of those […]

2018 Commuting Patterns for Martinsville and Henry County

Typically, on an annual basis, the U.S. Census Bureau releases commutation data, which shows commuting patterns among localities throughout the United States. Recently, I wrote blogs highlighting commuting patterns throughout the entire West Piedmont Planning District, Franklin County, and the City of Danville (see https://ridesolutions.org/west-piedmont/ and scroll to the bottom […]

Patrick Springs to Critz Bicycle Loop

Beginning in 2020, RIDE Solutions began to create Self-Guided Bicycle Tours around its service region as a way to enable people to become more comfortable with bicycling, and to learn about new bike routes they can use, particularly between their homes and destinations they are trying to get to.  Many […]

Patrick Springs to Stuart Scenic Bicycle Tour

Beginning in 2020, RIDE Solutions began to create Self-Guided Bicycle Tours around the region as a way to enable people to become more comfortable with bicycling, and to learn about new bike routes they can use, particularly between their home and a destination they are trying to reach.  Many of […]

Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission hiring Greenway Coordinator

The Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission has posted the following job opportunity for a new Roanoke Valley Greenway Coordinator.  See the full job description and application information here: GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Coordinator serves as staff to the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission (Commission) and reports to its Executive Committee.  The Coordinator performs […]