Abingdon Urban Path

The Abingdon Urban Path Project (AUPP) was developed to provide a main artery through the town of Abingdon for pedestrians and bikers. Connecting the Virginia Creeper Trail trailhead to the Historic Muster Grounds, and the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail trailhead, the urban path winds through four distinct landscape typologies: urban, residential, rural, and industrial. These various landscapes make up the fabric of Abingdon and are celebrated in their own way as the path sections pass through each. The design team and town officials will be working closely with Norfolk and Southern Railroad to create two safe crossings and barriers along adjacent pedestrian areas. The path will also serve to connect visitors and residents to town businesses by means of a way-finding system that relies on both physical signage and mobile applications.