Friday, May 20th is Bike to Work Day!

As mentioned in a blog post earlier this month, May is Bike to Work Month.  This week, the week of May 16th, is Bike to Work Week, and Friday, May 20th is Bike to Work Day.

RIDE Solutions Can Help You Save Money on Gas

If you drive, you are undoubtedly aware of changes in gas prices.  In fact, AAA shows that, as of March 14th, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Virginia was $4.230, while it was $4.325 at the national level.  The RIDE Solutions app is a great way to save […]

Media shouldn’t blame the victim when covering traffic crashes

This commentary by Andrea Garland appeared in the Roanoke Times on February 19, 2022.  On the afternoon of Feb. 11, the driver of a 2014 Dodge Journey struck and killed a 39-year-old woman while she was riding her bike on U.S. 11 in Botetourt County. Tabitha Thompson was riding along […]

Housing Development Takes Off In and Near Uptown Martinsville

The City of Danville has been wildly successful in its efforts to revitalize its downtown and Tobacco Warehouse District under the umbrella of the River District, which includes a plethora of new apartment and condo developments resulting from the redevelopment of former tobacco warehouses, predominantly located along Craghead Street.  Throughout […]

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 […]