Roanoke Introduces Bike Share Program Powered By Zagster

RIDE Solutions and Zagster Inc., in partnership with the City of Roanoke and Carilion Clinic, today launched a new bike share program that will provide all Roanoke’s residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around town.

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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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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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Goodwill Financial Worksheet Misses a Few Things

A friend of mine recently posted a worksheet her son had completed for a financial literacy program offered by Goodwill of the Valleys.  I was impressed with the detail of the sheet; even so, it missed a few things and made a few assumptions I thought worth noting – especially because they misstated the full cost of transportation.

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