2021 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 […]

Bicycling in and Around Martinsville for Work and Non-Work Trips

A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog entitled New Year’s Resolution:  “Bicycling is a Great Way to Get in Shape, Save Money, Help the Environment, and Get Rewarded for it!” In the blog, (see https://ridesolutions.org/2020/12/30/new-years-resolution-bicycling-is-a-great-way-to-get-in-shape-save-money-help-the-environment-and-get-rewarded-for-it/) I referenced numerous articles lauding the many health benefits of bicycling.  In addition […]

RIDE Solutions: Examples of Great Discounts for Your Green Commute

Many times, I upload posts to RIDE Solutions’ Facebook page publicizing the benefits of the RIDE Solutions app as they pertain to the environment as well as our pocketbooks.  I also mention that one can earn points toward rewards every time a green trip is logged, however, I have rarely […]

Regional Commuting Patterns Reflected in 2018 Data Release

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2018 commuting data via its OnTheMap website.  OnTheMap is a very user-friendly online platform providing data pertaining to local and regional commuting patterns, which expresses numerous trends such as where workers live and work, the direction they travel for work, etc.  Again, the data […]

Danville MPO Adopts Route 58 West Access Management Study

On August 20th, the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), staffed by the West Piedmont Planning District Commission (WPPDC), adopted the Route 58 West Access Management Study.  The study advances a series of recommendations to improve safety and functionality along the U.S. Route 58 corridor in the City of Danville and […]

eCommerce Radically Changing the Last-Mile Delivery Landscape

If rapidly emerging technologies + COVID have taught us anything about life in the U.S., it’s that the only constant is change, and sometimes very rapid change.  This observation applies now more than ever to the last-mile distribution of goods shaped by the increasingly vast eCommerce industry.  To clarify the […]