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Centennial, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Walk audits will allow residents to evaluate access points and busy street crossings along an urban trail. The findings will inform updated trail guidebooks, online resources and signage. They will also help prioritize trail improvements and remove barriers to access.

Missoula, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: A series of walk audits at regional farmers markets will identify potential sidewalk, crosswalk and accessibility improvements. The Coalition will recruit older adults to conduct the audits and compensate them for their time.

Reno, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Walk audits will evaluate sidewalks, intersections and vacancy and blight conditions in three downtown dining districts. The findings will help inform walkability and connectivity improvements, particularly for older adults.

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Buckhannon, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public spaces improvements to increase high-speed internet availability

Description: Staff at the Upshur County Public Library hoped to turn an unsafe and unsightly building on the library's campus into a more useful space. To give visitors a space to access free Wi-Fi -- as well as relax, socialize and read -- the library worked to replace the building with an outdoor living room. After tearing down the structure, leveling out the site and seeding new grass, the library outfitted the space with ADA-compliant picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and planter boxes. They also installed outdoor charging stations to help residents access the internet, even while the library is closed. Volunteers with the West Virginia Master Gardeners planted native flowers onsite, and now use the greenspace to host gardening trainings. Organizers say the parklet is an important amenity for residents who lack access to greenspace.

Sutton, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: The Town of Sutton is home to a popular community garden and vibrant farmers market, but the two were cut off from each other by a busy street. To help residents take advantage of both amenities, Sutton Community Development Corporation connected the spaces by adding a crosswalk. Volunteers painted the crossing's pavement with bright colors, making it more visible to passing drivers. They also planted flags along the path between the garden and market to guide people from one to the other. Additionally, the CDC improved gathering spaces at the garden and market. They added tables and seating to the garden space to allow people to gather there. To improve the market space, volunteers installed string lights and shade sails and cleaned up a state area at the market, which had been damaged in high winds.

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