To be a regional leader in driving collaboration and strategy within our communities on issues that are critical to the economic growth, quality of life and sustainability of this region.
The Regional Commission helps local governments address regionally significant issues with planning designed to enhance our region’s infrastructure, promote our region’s economic growth, and improve and sustain our region’s quality of life.
The Regional Commission provides long-range transportation planning for the Roanoke Valley and rural localities within our region. Regionally coordinated approaches to planning and developing our region’s transportation infrastructure is central to the mobility of our citizens and supporting businesses that rely on logistics and supply chain management.
How do YOU go to work? Take the survey! (and enter to win one of ten $5 Starbucks gift cards)
Imagine if you didn’t have to sit in traffic on your way home, staring at the exhaust fumes of the car in front of you.
Imagine starting and ending your day with a leisurely 20-minute bicycle ride, waving at your neighbors as you pedal past.
Imagine coasting right up to the front door of your workplace, instead of circling the lot looking for the best parking spot.
Imagine all the money you save on gas and car repairs when you leave the car at home.
Imagine the look on your doctor’s face at your low heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Imagine breathing cleaner air because you and your co-workers, and hundreds of others like you, bicycle to work.
Bicycling to work can be good for you, good for your workplace, and good for your community. Employees don’t have to bike far, or bike every day, to experience the benefits of bicycling. Whether you want to bike or not, we’d like to know more about how you or your employees get to work. Take the Bicycle to Work Survey and enter to win a Starbucks coffee!
Employees who bicycle to work:
Employers benefit when employees bicycle to work:
However, employees face many obstacles to bicycling to work:
We’re studying how employers in our area can facilitate bicycling to work. If you are an employer or an employee in the Roanoke Valley, please complete this survey and enter to win one of ten $5 Starbucks gift cards. Please encourage your employees, co-workers, and employer to complete the survey too!
The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission will hold its 47th Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (Reception 6:15pm, followed by Dinner 7:00pm). Linda Cruz-Carnall, Regional Director of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Philadelphia Regional Office, will be the evening’s keynote speaker. RSVP by October 19, 2016 to email@example.com. To register and pay online click here.
Roanoke Va. – (Sept. 27, 2016) – On September 7, 2016, the City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority received the prestigious Governor’s Technology Award for Cross-Boundary Collaboration at a ceremony during the annual COVITS conference in Richmond, Virginia.
The Award recognizes local, state and educational public sector information technology (IT) projects that have improved government service delivery and efficiency as chosen by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe.