Transportation and Aging in Place

Last night I had the chance to sit on a panel discussion for the the Western and Central Virginia chapter of the Aging in Place Council.  The discussion was preceded by a keynote presentation from Dr. Nancy Brossoie, a research associate with the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology.

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A Road Diet for Williamson Road

While traveling or shopping Williamson Road in Roanoke, you may have noticed a slate of “No Road Diet” signs and wondered what they mean.  They have been installed in in response to the recent proposals to improve the corridor, and I wanted to take a moment to describe what is – and is not – a road diet.

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What makes an “active and healthy living” community?

RIDE Solutions sponsors the Ride Smart Challenge to encourage everyone to explore their transportation options. One of the side effects of taking the Ride Smart Challenge and trying new ways to get where you’re going is learning more about your community. — What bus route is near me? Can I ride on the greenway to get to work? Are there safe bike routes near my house? Is someone near me looking for a carpool partner?

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The Passing of Whimcycle is Just Fine

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.

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