Pedestrian-supported multi-use paths connect people and places while promoting healthy daily lifestyles and quality of life.
Nature trails support and promote walking, biking and running, encourage eco-tourism, enhance well-being and encourage social engagement.
Public spaces support life events, promote nature stewardship, showcase diverse foliage and history and promote healthy interactions.
The Virgin Islands Trail Alliance Corporation (VITAL) is a non-profit organization in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, for the purpose of creating multi-use pathways across the island of St. Croix and expanding throughout the territory for the benefit of the people of the Virgin Islands. More specifically, VITAL was created to identify, plan, develop, build and manage (in some cases) a system of interconnecting multi-use pathways, green spaces, parks, walking paths, and biking trails in the Virgin Islands.
In the territory, safe walking and biking trails are limited, inconvenient, disconnected, and are not conducive to daily living and recreation. In addition, the roads and traffic patterns do not support a pedestrian friendly environment. Building multi-use pathways will create new opportunities and add unique value to the territory by enhancing the territory’s infrastructure and connecting people to services, daily living, and recreation.
VITAL is a leader in this venture in the Territory. VITAL has gathered all trail builders, enthusiasts and organizations together. Community engagement is the key to the success of the multi-use pathway project because the community is the largest stakeholder. Proper construction, taking into consideration population density, traffic calming, road diets, parking, a community plan, protecting native species, and revitalization without displacement are VITAL’s primary concerns. VITAL’s progress depends on how quickly we can obtain funding.
The VI Trail Alliance makes trails and pathways to improve the experience of our islands.
I urge you to join us while we push forward. Let us end the things that isolate us and build on the things that make us great. Share your ideas and give positive reinforcement. Participate, donate and find joy in our successes.
Entrepreneurial Business Owner / Operator, Trail builder, designer and rider, Conservationist – extensive experience with government and non-profit organizations.
Park Builder, Community Planner, Grant Writer, Conservationist – driving force connecting projects.
Educator, Conservationist – driving force for Spring Gut Area Projects.
Trail Maintenance and Trail Designer, Avid Trail Rider, Multi-business Owner/Operator
Loves to build trails and excited to build IMBA quality trails for biking and hiking. A skid steerer operator used for trail building & grooming. Avid mountain bike rider.
UVI Educator, Hiker and Guide, Extensive knowledge of local botany, ecology, history. Holds numerous awards for local achievements.
Educator, Multi-linguist, Historian, Conservationist, Interpreter and Tour Guide
Entrepreneurial Business Owner, Trail Blazer, Avid Bike Rider and promoter.
Attorney, Entrepreneurial Business Owner – works with local and government leaders.
Avid Bike Rider, Independent Business Entrepreneurial, Conservationist – works with local and government leaders.
Engineer, Avid Bike Rider and Trail Blazer, Conservationist – instrumental in Bike Plan for the Territory.