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Mar 15

News Stories

Posted to 419 Town Center Study by Bailey Howard-DuBois

Local news stories on the Route 419 Town Center study.

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Jul 17

Ride Solutions Assists Local Businesses in Becoming Bicycle Friendly

Posted to Community Developments by Bailey Howard-DuBois

Bicyclist

As the Roanoke Valley implements Governor Northam’s phased reopening, many of us are returning to the workplace for the first time in several months – which means returning to the daily commute.


For many, commuting involves bicycling to work.  The daily bike commute is a chance to get outside, to enjoy the natural beauty of the Roanoke Valley, and to say hello to our neighbors as we ride by.  We also appreciate that we are reducing vehicle emissions that contribute to air pollution and climate change, while getting a bit of exercise.

During the COVID-19 pandemic another important reason to consider bike commuting is health and safety.

A recent study by the Transportation Research Board determined that commuters perceive that traveling by bike is second only to traveling in a personal vehicle in terms of risk of disease transmission. Therefore, many expect to continue to travel by bike even after the pandemic subsides.

To support your employees' health and safety by improving their commute RIDE Solutions can assist you in these ways:
  • Bike Commuting 101 classes and training for new bike commuters
  • Assistance in making facilities friendly for bike commuters
  • Safe bike routes and Bike Buddy programs through the RIDE Solutions app
  • Rewards for every trip your employees take on a bike
  • Reporting for your business:  Environmental impact, dollars saved, calories burned
  • Assistance in becoming a certified Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
If you are interested in encouraging your employees to bike to work, call us at 540-342-9393 or email Jeremy Holmes. You can also download the RIDE Solutions app to your mobile device or register at https://ridesolutions.org/ to get a jump-start on your own bike commuting adventure.
Sep 14

Upcoming Author Talk with Larry Palmer

Posted to Director's Corner | ReadingRoCo by Caitlin Gills

We are excited to be hosting an author talk with Larry Palmer, author of Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race, on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm. You know that feeling you get when relaxing on a porch, nowhere to go, just listening someone tell their stories? That’s the feeling Scholarship Boy evokes.


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