Trails Catalyze Economic Growth in Ohio
Katie Frank, Downtown Development Coordinator, City of Miamisburg, Ohio & Chris Schmiesing, City Planner, City of Piqua, Ohio
Multi-use trails for walking and biking can drive economic development, while providing community members and visitors with access to natural and cultural resources. In Ohio, trails have been contributing to economic development, access to opportunity, and job attraction, while helping create attractive communities and places for people to live. Ohio’s cities of Piqua and Miamisburg, each with populations around 20,000, offer examples of cities taking advantage of trails to encourage tourism, development, and active transportation.
For the full article featured in the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Fostering Livable Communities Newsletter click HERE.