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
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.