Mount Hope – July Community of the Month

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so does the city of Mount Hope, West Virginia. Mount Hope is one of many coal impacted communities in southern West Virginia working to improve the quality of life for their decreasing populations while pivoting their economy. Active living assets and opportunities are strategies this city has set as a priority and Active Southern West Virginia is proud to be a partner in this important work.

Mount Hope Active Living Projects

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Connector Path Open; WVU Tech to YMCA

WVU Tech students have easy access to YMCA

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.

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Pedestrian, Bike, Trail Coordinator Begins Second Year

The goal of the Active Southern West Virginia Pedestrian, Bike, Trail Coordinator; Andrew Davis, is to engage in the development of a connected network of pedestrian infrastructure in Mount Hope, WV whereby both a the town’s population and tourists may exercise, walk, run, hike, and bike in a safe environment. Davis’s efforts will leverage the town’s historical past to attract visitors interested in adventure and cultural tourism. This will serve as an adaptable model for all communities throughout southern West Virginia ...

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Bike Walk SWV: Regional Bike, Walk, Trail Dinner Presentation

Active Southern West Virginia has been working hard to identify partners and current projects around our region (Fayette, Raleigh, Summers & Nicholas Counties) to influence our Bike/Walk SWV priority. This collection of motivated individuals will be Active SWV Ambassadors called the New River Gorge Trail Alliance. This alliance is under the direction of Active SWV and the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and will be working to recruit funds for a full time Pedestrian, Bike, Hike Coordinator.

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