West Virginia Physical Activity
A stroll along Hills Creek will provide relaxation, beauty, and exercise.
Walkable Communities Page
Eighth Street in Dunbar, West Virginia has many of the components that make a walkable community. For one, it has sidewalks! These are even separated from the street, which gives pedestrians an extra feeling of safety and comfort. It has on street parking, which has a "traffic calming" effect. Only one vehicle can pass at a time where vehicles are parked. Drivers go slowly, not because a sign tells them they should not exceed a certain speed, but because the street conditions dictate that they do. From Eighth Street, you can walk to a grade school, large grocery store, drug store, department store, one restaurant, three fast food places, shoe store, and more without crossing a major vehicular thorofare.
Below are some sites that provide information on walkable communities.
- New Community Design Report
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This page was last updated 03/2010.
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