Commuting Patterns To and From the West Piedmont Planning District

An interesting analysis, especially for those employed within the economic development, human resources, and planning professions, would be where employees who are employed in a jurisdiction or region, such as the West Piedmont Planning District, reside.


Last call for the NRV Transit Rider’s Survey!

Before the survey closes on February 5, we want to hear from you about the region’s most-used bus stops. The survey ( will take about 5 minutes to complete, but the data we collect will inform the region’s transit system stop improvements in the years to come.

Help Make the Roanoke Bike mApp a Reality!

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District in the Charlottesville area recently launched the C’ville Bike mApp, a smartphone app that will help the bike planners at TJPDC get a better idea of the most popular riding routes in the area:

The Cville Bike mApp project is a regional bike mapping project developed by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization, in partnership with BikeCharlottesville, the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia. It will allow transportation planners to better understand how cyclists use the current transportation system. Cyclists will use the App to map their ride and then upload the data. Staff will use the uploaded data for mapping to determine, key cycling corridors, barriers and routes.

And guess what, the code upon which the C’ville Bike mApp is based is open source!  You can download all the necessary files here.

So, if you’re a Java programmer (or know someone who is) who would be interested in helping RIDE Solutions collect better cycling data for the entire greater Roanoke region, we’d like to talk to you!  Comment on this post or drop an email to me at