Renaissance Columbus Downtown Columbus, Ohio Visit Event Website
Friday, May 13
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Whether in a small town or a big city, new developments no longer rely on cars but are increasingly focused on environmentally-friendly means of transportation that attract all ages and lifestyles. These walkways, waterways, bridges and multi-use paths create connectivity throughout a community, allowing people to walk, run, bike or boat to their destination. These facilities also enhance destination-based tourism and placemaking by integrating them into parks and streets, connecting people to recreational and commercial areas.
B&N has developed many multimodal transportation pathways that help connect communities and drive economic development in the surrounding area. Facilities such as the Scioto Audubon and Quarry Trails Metro Parks, the Confluence Village Park and pedestrian bridge, and the recently-opened Olentangy-Bethel Road Connector are all examples of how these alternative transportation methods have been integrated within the Central Ohio community to help enhance connectivity and drive community growth. This presentation will review these success stories and how to address mobility needs to help drive recreation and economic development.