Franklin County Updating Union Hall Village Plan, Holds Public Meeting

On Tuesday, October 5th, Franklin County held a public input meeting as part of its update to the Union Hall Village Plan, adopted in March, 2014.  The purpose of the meeting was to inform the County’s residents and stakeholders with regard to this process and to solicit input for the […]

Technology Reveals Where People Walk and Bike in the Region

When we’re out and about, we typically see other people biking and walking in their neighborhoods, towns, and cities.  As a planner, one of the things that fascinates me is where people walk and bike, as this factor is often an important prerequisite for identifying where infrastructure such as bike […]

Recent Complete Streets Developments in Our Region and Nationally

Many of us are familiar with the concept of Complete Streets, but for those who are not, Complete Streets are streets that are designed for all users, whether they are drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, or transit users.  In an urban area or a town, a Complete Street may be a street […]

Henry County’s Smith River Fest is a Great Bicycling Opportunity this Saturday!

Henry County’s Smith River Fest takes place this Saturday, August 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex, located at 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton.  According to the website ( advertising the event, the Smith River Fest celebrates the Smith River and the great outdoors. […]