City of Fairmont Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Plan

City of Fairmont Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Plan
Location Fairmont West Virginia
Organization Health Research Center at West Virginia University, Main Street Fairmont

The Health Research Center (HRC) at West Virginia University, along with Main Street Fairmont, is conducting a health impact assessment (HIA) of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan for downtown Fairmont, West Virginia. The HIA will explore how bike lanes and other pedestrian improvements, as well as increased connectivity to parks, schools, and points of interest can affect health. Locust Avenue, Fairmont Road, and Country Club Road were identified as priority streets at a community meeting.

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At A Glance
  • Status:
    Completed
  • Publication date:
    2014
  • Decision-making levels:
    Local
  • Sectors:
    Planning and zoning, Transportation
  • Additional topic areas:
    Planning, Active transportation
  • Drivers of health:
    Safe street infrastructure, Safe and accessible active transportation routes, Safe and affordable parks and recreational facilities
  • Affected populations:
    Chronic health conditions
  • Community types:
    Suburban, Urban
  • Research methods:
    Literature review
  • Funding source:
    Other funding