October 28, 2005

West Virginia Rolls Ahead: Inclusive Destination Development in Parkersburg

If you visit the oficial tourism site for Parkerburg, West Virginia you will see some interesting attractions listed as well as this quote:

America's Number #1 Road Atlas has selected Greater Parkersburg as one of five U.S. driving tours to take in 2006! Download a copy of the tour itinerary here.

Dig a little deeper and you will read that, "More than half the U.S. population lives within a day's drive of the Historic River Cities of Ohio and West Virginia."

What they forgot to tell you is here -- that if you use a wheelchair, Parkersburg has its sights set on being a very comfortable place for you to get out of the car and spend some time!

The city of Parkersburg has started a project to make travel easier for handicapped residents.

One hundred sixty four curbside ramps will be created on Parkersburg sidewalks during the next two months to make wheelchair travel easier.

Inclusive Destination Development is good for residents also! The Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance,working with the Historic River Cities, have the potentional to pioneer in the US the Australian inclusive travel strategies of "access precincts" and "access trails" with Parkerburg as the anchor city.

See Greater Parkersburg

Posted by rollingrains at October 28, 2005 02:23 AM