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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A Walk in the Rain

Today’s rainy day has reminded me that I’m behind on a post I meant to write a few weeks ago.  Back in October, we worked with the CityWorks (X)po to host a field trip on what turned out to be a rainy Saturday morning.  The goal: to give attendees a first-hand experience of what it would be like to be car-free in Roanoke.

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Active Commuting – VT takes a day to focus on the benefits

On Wednesday, September 21, RIDE Solutions participated in Virginia Tech’s Active Commute Celebration. The event included 13 groups and organizations on campus and in the larger community that are promoting sustainable ways to actively commute – i.e., bike, bus and walk – and offering ways to change your perspective on when and where you can leave your car behind.

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