Danville MPO Seeks Public Input for Piney Forest Road Corridor Study

The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a virtual town hall meeting to obtain input from the public regarding the Piney Forest Road corridor in the City of Danville.  The purpose of the study is to identify strategies and improvements to address existing and future traffic congestion, safety, as […]

Now is a Great Time to Ride the Breeze to Richmond, D.C. or anyplace in Between

The Virginia Breeze, the inter-city bus service operated by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), which has been serving the Interstate 81 and 66 corridors from Blacksburg to Washington, D.C. very successfully since 2017, introduced service to the West Piedmont Planning District in August 2020.  The Breeze […]

Commuting and Taking Other Trips by Bicycle in Pittsylvania County

At the end of December, 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 a variety of articles discussing the many health benefits of bicycling.  In addition to these […]

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 […]

Commuting and Traveling by Bicycle in Patrick County

At the end of December, 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 a variety of articles lauding the many health benefits of bicycling.  In addition to […]

Opportunities to Walk in the West Piedmont Region

When most people living in the West Piedmont Region think of local travel for work or to other destinations, they likely think of getting into the car and driving.  And in many cases, driving is the most practical way to reach these destinations.  As I had noted in some of […]

Bicycling Commutes and Trips in and Around Rocky Mount

At the end of December, 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 to these benefits, I […]