Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor may provide a safer route for bike/ped in Westhampton

Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor

Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor

The University of Richmond may hold the key for safe passage between the Huguenot Bridge and the Near West End and Henrico County with the implementation of its plan to develop a trail along Little Westham Creek.

“The finished Eco-Corridor will also feature a multi-use recreational trail between Westhampton Way and River Road,” according to the plan for the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor.

 

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Richmond’s Jefferson Davis corridor deserves for old promises to be kept

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I had the pleasure of touring the Jefferson Davis corridor of southside Richmond with members of Richmond Cabinet. Before departing, the group more than 60 attendees was presented many issues relating to the area, including education, housing, transportation and the Richmond Marine Terminal.

 

Getting outside of my daily routine and opening my mind to other people’s walks of life has always been inspiring to me. This opportunity delivered. Continue reading

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‘Not a Scientist’ explores many ways politicians evade science, climate change

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Over the turbulent past couple of years, many Americans have become more politically aware. No matter which party you back, the challenges to balance of power in the United State of America has been complicated by a lack of facts.

Science has essentially been neglected or even tossed aside by the Trump administration. The book Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent and Utterly Mangle Science, author Dave Levitan attempts to identify the many ways in which politicians have abused or ignored science. The book was  quite humorous and a quick read.  Continue reading

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Reached my bike commuting goals for 2017…now what?

bikeshareThe biking in 2017 was good. I met my commuting goals, made time for some fun rides and some good mountain biking too.

My resolution for 2018 will be to spend a little more time riding socially with others. I want to make time for my wife and children, my friends, my fellow trail building volunteers.  I’m coming for you in 2018, thanks for waiting while I wrote my hiking book and outdoors guide (side gig). Continue reading

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Virginia Capital Trail gets another new attraction at Four Mile Creek

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On October 25, a new bike sculpture was unveiled at Henrico County’s Four Mile Creek Park trailhead for the Virginia Capital Trail. It was donated by HHHunt and Daniel T. Schmitt, the company’s president and chief operating officer.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on the back story for how the metal bike sculpture became available.  Continue reading

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2017 Bicycle Friendly State ranking: Virginia rides into Top 10

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The League of American Bicyclists released its 2017 Bicycle Friendly State ranking last week; their 9th Bicycle Friendly State ranking and first since 2015. There was plenty of good news for Virginia. Continue reading

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Greenways essential to creating safe & successful bike/ped network

IMG_20171001_132439100During my three-day visit to Durham, N.C., for the East Coast Greenway’s Southeast Greenways and Trails Summit, I learned plenty of new and inspiring information about bicycle and pedestrian trails and how to make safer and more successful spaces for people to travel without a motorized vehicle.

With all due respect to Durham, this is a no bull kind of story. Here are some thoughts and observations from the summit. Continue reading

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