Employment Spotlight: Martinsville and Henry County

The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2017 data on its OnTheMap website, which is a very intuitive source for recent employment and commuting data.  This data is available for most areas of the U.S., and the West Piedmont Planning District is no exception.  Using this tool, we will look briefly […]

Corridor Preservation Studies Underway for U.S. Routes 220 and 29

In the absence of construction of I-73 in Virginia within the foreseeable future, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is undertaking two studies intended to preserve the capacity of U.S. Routes 220 and 29, while enhancing the safety of these corridors.  In November, VDOT hosted meetings in localities along these […]

2020 Virginia Legislative Update

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation monitors and advocates for or against bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This […]

Congestion Management Process

The Roanoke Valley doesn’t have much severe traffic congestion – and we want to keep it that way! Take the survey here. Modern technology has revolutionized our ability to define and objectively measure traffic congestion. Using “big data” collected from GPS-equipped vehicles and smart phone apps, we can literally see […]

New Segment of Dick & Willie Trail Complete; More on the Horizon

In November, the City of Martinsville and Henry County reached a milestone in the continued development of the Dick & Willie Passage Trail – the completion of a new segment of this trail from a new trailhead at Spruce Street to the Smith River Sports Complex.  This new segment is […]

2019 Holiday Lights Tour – Grandin Village

RIDE Solutions was excited to host the 3rd Annual Holiday Lights Tour – Grandin Village on Wednesday, December 11th, in Roanoke, VA.  This year, over 115 people join us for the ride, which is is a great way to see some of the best holiday lights Roanoke has to offer. […]

2020 Virginia Legislative Update

The legislative session hasn’t started yet but bills are being pre-filed and the Virginia Bicycle Federation is already watching. Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation monitors and advocates for or against bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and […]