Shepherdstown, West Virginia Print
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Lead Agency: Municipality of Shepherdstown
Action Plan Download
Shepherdstown developed its action plan after multiple listening sessions and community surveys, with the goal of enhancing livability for town residents of all ages. The plan focuses on creating a place that is accessible for all people, and allows people of all ages and abilities to thrive and participate actively in community life, prioritizing strengthening communication, exploring public transportation possibilities, improving public green spaces, and enhancing access and mobility options such as bike paths, handrails, and safer sidewalks.
Action Plan Highlights
Communication and InformationDevelop a process of communicating directly to all residents who would like to receive more information on age-friendly programs from the town government, including an email list and an information kiosk.
Outdoor SpacesImprove the streetscape by constructing new bike paths connecting downtown areas and parks, create a multi-modal walking path with a post-and-rope hand assist, repair hazardous sidewalks, and install new ADA compliant curb cuts at all major intersections.
TransportationIncrease transportation options by expanding existing bus routes, developing new routes, and expanding volunteer driving programs.