On September 24-25, West Virginia Connecting Communities held a summit in the Waterfront Marriott hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia. The purpose of the summit was to improve communication among cyclists and policy officials, increase awareness of cycling safety and laws, and learn how to make WV a cycling-friendly state.
West Virginia Connecting Communities is a non-profit organization working through education, outreach and advocacy to support the use of transportation alternatives within and between significant places in West Virginia. Their mission is to support pedestrian and bicycle safety, as well as the development of complete streets leading to the improved overall well-being of residents.
The WVU-Greater Morgantown Safe Communities Initiative and the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center helped sponsor the event. Providing safe transportation through walking and cycling has many benefits to our community from improving the health of our residents, to reducing traffic, reducing environmental pollution and viewing our beautiful state up close and personal!