Danville Transit Promotes Black History Month with Bus Advertisement

As part of a campaign that began last year, Danville Transit continues to promote Black History Month with a full wrap advertisement on one of its buses.  Actually, the advertisement was never taken down since it was placed on the bus last year, and it will remain in place for […]

Housing Development Takes Off In and Near Uptown Martinsville

The City of Danville has been wildly successful in its efforts to revitalize its downtown and Tobacco Warehouse District under the umbrella of the River District, which includes a plethora of new apartment and condo developments resulting from the redevelopment of former tobacco warehouses, predominantly located along Craghead Street.  Throughout […]

New OnTheMap Commuting Data Reveals Travel Patterns Within and Outside the Region

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2019 commuting data for the United States, via its OnTheMap online product.  OnTheMap is typically updated annually to reflect the most recent commutation trends to, from, and between communities in the U.S.  According to the OnTheMap website, https://onthemap.ces.census.gov/, data sources used to identify commuting […]

Franklin County Updating Union Hall Village Plan, Holds Public Meeting

On Tuesday, October 5th, Franklin County held a public input meeting as part of its update to the Union Hall Village Plan, adopted in March, 2014.  The purpose of the meeting was to inform the County’s residents and stakeholders with regard to this process and to solicit input for the […]

Technology Reveals Where People Walk and Bike in the Region

When we’re out and about, we typically see other people biking and walking in their neighborhoods, towns, and cities.  As a planner, one of the things that fascinates me is where people walk and bike, as this factor is often an important prerequisite for identifying where infrastructure such as bike […]