Snyder announces grant to support, improve active transportation for Waynesburg Borough

HARRISBURG, Nov. 26 – Waynesburg Borough in Greene County was awarded a $15,840 grant toward the development of active transportation plans and policies to encourage physical activity, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today.

The funding comes through the WalkWorks program, a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

 

“Ensuring access to areas to walk and bike is vital to the health and well-being of our communities,” Snyder said. “We know such physical activity can have enormous benefits, including a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but it can also help prevent weight gain and improve overall mental health. I’m confident WalkWorks will have a positive impact in Waynesburg Borough, and I commend them for their efforts to make the community a better place to live.”

A total of 10 communities and agencies were selected for the grants, which will help assist communities with the design and execution of plans to emphasize new or improved pedestrian, bicycle and/or transit systems.

The goal of the initiative is to implement activity-friendly routes to connect residents and visitors to everyday destinations.

More information on WalkWorks program is available here.