This year’s Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro walk-bike summit was a great success!
The summit kicked off with opening remarks from Terry Short, a member of the Waynesboro City Council and Assistant Division Director at Virginia Department of Transportation. Cat Anthony, Executive Director at the Virginia Capital Trails Foundation, and Dwayne Jones, Director of Waynesboro Parks & Recreation, both delivered presentations sharing insights from their own experiences in park and trail development.
The day ended with a facilitated discussion exploring actionable next steps and a preview tour of Waynesboro’s new Sunset Park! See below for Cat and Dwayne’s presentations, key discussion takeaways and a few ideas on how to to stay engaged.
Cultivate Community Engagement & Partnerships
Improve bikeable and walkable infrastructure through community engagement, forming or joining pre-existing groups like Staunton’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and prioritizing equity and community partnerships.
Build Regional Connectivity
Improve connectivity by linking parks in Staunton, such as Montgomery Hall and Gypsy Hill, and establish connections between Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro.
Increase Awareness of Health Benefits
Raise awareness and gather buy-in from the community by emphasizing the importance of walk-bike infrastructure for improving public health.
Attend Comp Plan Meetings
Scheduled throughout November
Take the Post-Survey
Share your thoughts here!!