HealthyWV walkable communities

This workshop is designed to address the concern of developing safe, pedestrian-friendly communities. Objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Increase awareness about pedestrian safety and walkability
  • Generate a commitment to do something about pedestrian issues and problems
  • Structure commitment into a realistic plan of action

The workshop is primarily a motivational and organizational session, not a training session. However, information about resources and technical assistance will be provided.

How Can I Bring the Workshop to My Community?

Any West Virginia community is eligible for this workshop and is invited to apply. While there is no formal application, we do ask you to submit written materials showing broad-based community support, and a statement of the objectives anticipated from hosting a workshop. After we have reviewed the materials, we will contact you.

What Does it Cost?

There is no fee for West Virginia communities. However, the community is asked to provide a meeting room and light refreshments.

Typical Workshop Agenda

  • The Pedestrian Safety Problem
  • The Walkability Problem
  • Vision of a Walkable Community
  • Local Problem Identification
  • Organizing for Success
  • Where Do We Go From Here
  • Resources Available

For more information, visit the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program website or contact Dr. Ron Eck with the West Virginia Technology Transfer Center at:

Ron Eck, Ph.D.
West Virginia Technology Transfer Center
West Virginia University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.O. Box 6103
Morgantown, WV 26506-6103
Phone: (304) 293-3031, Ext. 2627
Fax: (304) 293-7109

Walkable Communities Workshop is a program of the West Virginia Transportation Technology Transfer Center.

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