2018 Commuting Patterns for Martinsville and Henry County

Typically, on an annual basis, the U.S. Census Bureau releases commutation data, which shows commuting patterns among localities throughout the United States. Recently, I wrote blogs highlighting commuting patterns throughout the entire West Piedmont Planning District, Franklin County, and the City of Danville (see https://ridesolutions.org/west-piedmont/ and scroll to the bottom […]

Bicycling in and Around Martinsville for Work and Non-Work Trips

A couple of weeks ago, 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 […]

RIDE Solutions to Partner with Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival

This year, RIDE Solutions will partner with the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival to promote alternative transportation to and from the event.  This year, the event will include several days of live music featuring bands such as Big Daddy Love, Yarn, Holly Bowling, the Vegabonds, and many more.  Various […]

Employment Spotlight: Martinsville and Henry County

The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2017 data on its OnTheMap website, which is a very intuitive source for recent employment and commuting data.  This data is available for most areas of the U.S., and the West Piedmont Planning District is no exception.  Using this tool, we will look briefly […]

Corridor Preservation Studies Underway for U.S. Routes 220 and 29

In the absence of construction of I-73 in Virginia within the foreseeable future, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is undertaking two studies intended to preserve the capacity of U.S. Routes 220 and 29, while enhancing the safety of these corridors.  In November, VDOT hosted meetings in localities along these […]