RIDE Solutions Kicks off Drive Small Campaign

RIDE Solutions has kicked off its Drive Small campaign this holiday season.  The Drive Small campaign is an effort to encourage holiday shoppers, commuters, and those traveling for any other purpose – such as meeting friends or family for dinner – to try alternative means of traveling, rather than driving […]

Danish Transportation Model Could Benefit Our Region and State

Last week, while attending the Governor’s Transportation Conference in Northern Virginia, I participated in a session about emerging forms of transportation, which have the potential to significantly improve mobility in our communities.  This session was presented by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and focused on innovative transportation, particularly, […]

City of Danville Looks to Create Multimodal Westover Drive Corridor

The City of Danville has made strides in recent years with regard to alternative transportation in the city, particularly by continually expanding its Riverwalk Trail.  The City has made streetscape improvements – including enhancements to sidewalks – throughout the River District, and has worked with the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization […]

U.S. Route 58 West Study in Danville, Pittsylvania County Begins

The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has begun a study on an 11-mile segment of U.S. Route 58 in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to identify safety and functionality deficiencies along the length of the segment, as well as to provide recommendations thereunto.  The MPO has contracted with […]

2019 Tweed Ride

RIDE Solutions, the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation, and the Vinton History Museum were pleased to host the 5th Annual Tweed Ride this past Saturday in Vinton, VA.  About 20 folks joined us on the 8 mile trip that explored some historic sites in and around downtown Vinton before departing for […]

Works from 2019 Writer by Bus Debut at Hollins University

Hollins University hosted the debut reading by 2019 Writer by Bus, Lucy Marcus.  Lucy read a selection from her chapbook of short stories “Dandelion Wishes,” the result of her time riding and writing about Valley Metro this summer.

View the Fall Foliage from Your Bike

As we head into late October, the fall weather has finally arrived and the remnants of summer have breathed their last.  If you’re looking forward to viewing nature’s beautiful transition from summer to winter, the next two to three weeks will be the critical time, according to smokymountains.com, which offers […]

RIDE Solutions Holds Event at The Results Companies in Patrick County

On Thursday, October 10th, RIDE Solutions held a tabling event at The Results Companies location in Stuart, Virginia.  A tabling event consists of a representative of RIDE Solutions being present at a company facility to meet with employees, inform them that RIDE Solutions offers a great free app that enables […]