Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference

2016 TRAIL PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE 2016: SUBMISSIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

The Showcase is an opportunity for municipalities, non-profits, park systems and for profit enterprises to highlight their accomplishments and share “Best Practices” on the development and construction of trails, bike lanes and related facilities as well as very creative programming conducted on these facilities. In 2016 there were 36 nominations from 7 counties, 16 municipalities & neighborhoods, 4 park systems, 19 non-profit organizations, and 11 for-profit organizations. Thank you to all organizations that submitted a project or program. Download the 2016 booklet.

This Recognition and Awards program:

See the news article:
Summit Metro Parks’ Freedom Trail, Barberton’s Magic Mile win top trail awards
by Bob Downing, Ohio.com/Akron Beacon Journal, Jun 3, 2016.

Get ready to submit your 2018 trail and bikeway projects and the way people use them—informal and organized programs. Watch for new categories! Any project that has not received a past award is eligible. Take photos/videos NOW during nicer weather! Submission details to follow.

PROJECTS category – 2016 SUBMISSIONS

PROGRAMS category – 2016 SUBMISSIONS

Any regular, sponsored activity on a trail or bike lane for:

RECOGNITIONS – 2016 SILVER STARS, GOLD MEDALS, PLATINUM STANDARD

It was challenging for the Selection Panel to select the most notable recognitions. The focus was on nominations which:

Recognition Panel:

Michael Christoff, Architect, VOCON
Bob Downing, Reporter-Blogger, Akron Beacon Journal
Carrie Handy, Director of Planning and Development, City of Oberlin
Jeff Jameyson, Outreach Program Manager, Cleveland Clinic
John Mitterholzer, Senior Program Manager For The Environment, Gund Foundation
Eric Oberg, Director of Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Midwest Regional Office
Dan Rice, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Michael Schipper, Deputy General Manager, Engineering & Project Management, GCRTA
Pete Snavely Jr., Snavely Group
Bryan Stone, Executive Vice President / General Counsel, Omni Development Group

Trails Showcase Committee:

Matt Hils, Principal, Behnke Landscape Architecture
Elaine Price, Principal Planner, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Amy Snell, Planning Team Leader, GCRTA
Melissa Thompson, Active Transportation Engineer, NOACA

Review the projects and programs recognized at the 2014 Conference plus media coverage of the event: 2014 Showcase