Pittsylvania County Commuting Patterns

Periodically, 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 and many of its constituent localities (see https://ridesolutions.org/west-piedmont/ and scroll to the bottom of the page).  This week, I focus […]

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 […]

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 […]

Employment Spotlight: Franklin 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 briefly explore employment […]

Employment Spotlight: Danville and Pittsylvania 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 briefly explore employment […]

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 […]