City of Fairmont Bicycle/Pedestrian Transportation Plan

At a Glance:

Location: Fairmont, West Virginia

Date: 2014

Vital Condition: Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: traffic safety, active transportation, parks, active transportation

Affected Population: People with Chronic and Multiple Chronic Health Conditions

Research Methods: Literature review

Community Types: suburban, urban

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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.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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