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 […]

Recent Complete Streets Developments in Our Region and Nationally

Many of us are familiar with the concept of Complete Streets, but for those who are not, Complete Streets are streets that are designed for all users, whether they are drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, or transit users.  In an urban area or a town, a Complete Street may be a street […]

Henry County’s Smith River Fest is a Great Bicycling Opportunity this Saturday!

Henry County’s Smith River Fest takes place this Saturday, August 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex, located at 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton.  According to the website ( advertising the event, the Smith River Fest celebrates the Smith River and the great outdoors. […]