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 […]

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 […]

Danville MPO Seeks Public Input for Piney Forest Road Corridor Study

The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a virtual town hall meeting to obtain input from the public regarding the Piney Forest Road corridor in the City of Danville.  The purpose of the study is to identify strategies and improvements to address existing and future traffic congestion, safety, as […]

Opportunities to Walk in the West Piedmont Region

When most people living in the West Piedmont Region think of local travel for work or to other destinations, they likely think of getting into the car and driving.  And in many cases, driving is the most practical way to reach these destinations.  As I had noted in some of […]