GTA Receives National Grant to Increase Pedestrian Access
America Walks, a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities, has awarded Greenville Transit Authority with a 2016 Every Body Walk! Micro Grant. In its second year, the micro grant program provides funds to support grassroots efforts aimed at getting communities walking and creating safe, accessible and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. America Walks selected GTA, which received $3,000, from over 800 applicants.
“According to the Center for Disease Control, senior citizens and children are the most susceptible to pedestrian fatality accidents and research indicates that more than one-third of Greenville’s population falls into these categories,” said Nicole McAden, Greenlink’s Marketing and Program Specialist. "To better support them and all residents, Greenlink will use this grant to upgrade the infrastructure at an existing bus stop to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians accessing transit.”