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Paul Ambrose Trail For Health Continues To Grow
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Sep. 10, 2012 5:32 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 11, 2012 10:08 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
The "Paul Ambrose Trail for Health" has been in the works for several years now. Fundraisers and projects have brought in more money and awareness for the completion and upkeep of the running, walking, and biking trail.
Avid runner Brad Brizendine said, "We could all use more and more exercise. I don't think everybody gets enough, so anything that gives people a little bit more reason and a little more motivation to get out there and enjoy it would certainly help."
Right now, trails around Rotary park and Ritter park are part of the system, but another ten to 12 miles have funding to be finished this year. That will link up areas like Westmoreland, Harveytown, and Guyandotte.
"Huntington is a lovely, loving community anyway, and I think this should serve as a symbolic, figurative ribbon that runs through the city tying everybody together," said Hunting city council member Steve Williams.
Monday, council members voted on an ordinance to authorize a contract for design services on a pedestrian bridge for PATH that will cross Hal Greer Boulevard in front of Cabell Huntington Hospital. Williams said, "The pedestrian bridge that we're developing can assure one, absolute safe passage over Hal Greer Boulevard, but it is also going to prove to be a wonderful gateway into the city."
It's a way to keep the legacy of the trail's namesake going strong. "It's great that they can keep his spirit alive and keep his name out there.Keep remembering it," said Brizendine.
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