The Beckley BPAC (Bicycle Pedestrian Action Committee) started meeting in 2017 focusing on projects and events to enhance ...Continue Reading →
In Mount Hope, WV a vibrant mural resides on a main street building. “The Mount Hope Phoenix Wall”, by Ian Bode and Brian Pickens, is a visual representation depicting a town that rose from the ashes after the fire of 1910. The colorful painting features present and future ...Continue Reading →
In the spring of 2018 the town of Fayetteville, WV received an Honorable Mention from the League of American Bicyclists. The Honorable Mention is given to communities who have worked to initiate projects that improves their cyclists’ safety, community awareness and cycling accessibility. The Honorable Mention also provided priorities Fayetteville to focus its efforts on to assure future designation as an official Bicycle Friendly Community.
Active Southern West Virginia’s Pedestrian, Bike and Trail Coordinator, Andy Davis, initiated this effort in Fayetteville ...
Active SWV’s Pedestrian, Bike, Trail Program Overview
Andrew Davis has served as Active Southern West Virginia’s Pedestrian, Bike and Trail Coordinator for over two years. Through his AmeriCorps Vista position, he assisted in implementing the goals of the Active SWV Bike/Walk program which seeks to improve transportation and trail infrastructure ...Continue Reading →
Chances are, if you are reading this, you may be interested in making your community a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly place. This will be a much easier process if you can work with others who are also interested in community improvements. Finding the right leaders to champion the cause can make all the difference. No one can guarantee ...Continue Reading →
In early 2017, Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain, Levi Moore, announced a challenge for any willing participants. The challenge was to walk, run, or hike 1000 miles and keep track of it before the end of the year. Throughout the year, the Active SWV Facebook group readily received updates from participants. I asked Levi a few questions about the Challenge:
Andy: Where did you get the idea for the 1000 Mile Challenge?
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Active Southern West Virginia (ActiveSWV) will be accepting applications for the third year of the Bike/Walk SWV AmeriCorps VISTA position. This position is made possible by the National Coal Heritage Area, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the support of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority.
Active SWV was created to foster community-level programming targeted at improving access to physical activity opportunities. The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority received feedback from businesses looking to relocate to ...Continue Reading →
Hello West Virginia Bike/Pedestrian and Community Development professionals, advocates, and enthusiasts,
As some of you may know, the League of American Bicyclists released its 2017 Bicycle Friendly State rankings earlier this month. West Virginia received its highest ranking ever at 37th Place! Some of us got the inside scoop at the 2017 West Virginia Bike Summit, but the official release also included WV’s state report card with detailed feedback on how ...Continue Reading →
The City of Beckley, in its efforts to develop pedestrian and bicycle friendly infrastructure and safe streets, has taken an important step to welcome WVU Tech students to town. The City has opened a connector path from the WVU Tech campus to the YMCA, where students will enjoy membership privileges and use of all YMCA facilities.