The City of Huntington, West Virginia has constructed the first phase of a commuter and recreational bike and pedestrian trail system in the city. Using public right of ways and the flood control levees, the project added over 8.5 miles of off-road, multi-use trails in the city. Highlights of the project include seven trailheads with informational kiosks and a new bike and pedestrian bridge.
Our firm assembled a custom design team including Alta Planning + Design, an internationally-known pedestrian and bicycle trail design firm, Eastham & Associates, for civil engineering, permitting and surveying, Randolph Engineering for structural design, and Bulldog Creative for signage graphics. The project required coordination and approvals from multiple stakeholders including the US Army Corps of Engineers, the City’s Floodwall Division, CSX, and the WV Department of Highways.
The P.A.T.H. will ultimately create a network of on and off-road trails to connect all areas of the city and provide access to this healthy, safe and enjoyable mode of transportation and recreation. Phase 1 construction was completed in 201 and included 3 segments: Guyandotte, Levee and Harveytown.