RIDE Solutions staff once again had the opportunity to support several community events this fall. During Blacksburg’s Sustainability Week, RIDE Solutions worked with local partners to host the bike valet at the end of the Sustainability Week Bike Parade, making it possible for participants to enjoy the farmers’ market after safely docking their bikes.
Virginia is taking steps to address pedestrian safety statewide! In 2016, pedestrian fatalities rose to nearly 16% of all highway fatalities. The majority of incidents occur mid-block on busy roadways that have two or three lanes. Perhaps not as surprising, nearly 90% of crashes occur where a crosswalk isn’t marked.
Transportation planners, engineers, program managers, and local cyclists met on September 28, 2018 for a Multi-Regions Alternative Transportation Social.
Did you miss the VDOT Salem District Locally Administered Program Day in Blacksburg? For the last three years VDOT has offered a full-day program to learn about programs, procedures, and phases of locally administered projects. This year the event was held for the first time in the New River Valley and a record 120+ participants attended.
The Ride Smart Challenge wrapped up at the end of May and recorded a big impact in alternative transportation! Through the Ride Smart Challenge, residents logged 81,508 miles across more than 5,000 trips – an increase over last year’s participation.
Despite being geographically located at the crossroads of two major national rail corridors and having the only airport designated as a US Port of Entry within a couple-hundred miles, more than 90% of all regional freight is moved by truck. In 2012, the New River Valley region exported more than $6 billion in freight value.