Pedestrian Accessibility Study for Local Foods Networks, Selected Origin-Destination Pairs, Transit and Trails

During the years 2014-2015 City of Wheeling received a “Local Foods, Local Places” grant from U.S. EPA. A very well publicized event capping this project was held in Wheeling. Many federal agencies were represented at that event. These included U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. EPA, HUD, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and WVDOT. One of the goals of this project was to “Connect local food network uses with pedestrian trails and other transportation services and facilities”.

After the event BELOMAR was approached by the WVDOT to see if there was local interest in initiating an accessibility study to address the needs identified in the Local Foods Implementation Action Plan. WVDOT was willing to fund such a study.

BELOMAR invited City of Wheeling, Transit Authorities and Reinvent Wheeling (Now merged with the Wheeling Heritage Corporation) to discuss the study and way forward. It was decided to support the development of a scope of work for such a study. A WVDOT approved consultant was invited to prepare the scope of work after meeting with the locals. The scope of work was discussed, and it was decided to proceed with the study.

The objective of the study is to determine pedestrian accessibility of local food network, selected Origin-Destination pairs, transit and trails. It is hoped an accessibility index will be developed that could be applied elsewhere in the region to measure pedestrian accessibility. Existing deficiencies will be identified. Ways to alleviate deficiencies will also be identified.

AECOM, a consulting firm was hired for this study in 2017.

You are invited to the first open house on February 1, 2018

Downtown Wheeling Mobility and Streetscape Study

The Downtown Wheeling Mobility and Streetscape Study is a cooperative effort of BELOMAR, City of Wheeling and WVDOT. It’s primarily funded by WVDOT to study the feasibility of traffic flow alternatives in downtown Wheeling.

Press Release – Public Meeting on Mobility, Streetscape Study (Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm)

Downtown Wheeling Mobility and Streetscape Study(PDF of Stakeholder Meeting held on March 12, 2018)