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 […]

My Favorite Places to Bike in the West Piedmont Region

With the weather warming up, many of us are looking to find great ways to spend time outdoors in order to stay in shape.  Biking is a great way to stay in shape, in addition to being a lot of fun and a great de-stressor!  In this blog, I will […]

Plan Your Next Bicycle Trip with the West Piedmont Regional Bicycle Plan

I have written a number of blogs concerning bicycling in the West Piedmont Region, which consists of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania counties, the cities of Danville and Martinsville, and the Town of Rocky Mount.  I have also referenced the West Piedmont Regional Bicycle Plan in a number of those […]

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 […]