Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference

2014 Conference Proceedings — Please check back — 2016 Proceedings will be posted soon.

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Here is what the media said about the 2014 Conference:

"Trail and greenway planners envision a greener, healthier, more connected future for Cuyahoga County," Steven Litt, cleveland.com: June 13, 2014; The Plain Dealer: June 16, 2014.

"Two Summit County trail projects win awards from Greater Cleveland conference," Beacon Journal staff writer, The Akron Beacon Journal • Ohio.com: June 13, 2014.

"Awards highlight Greater Cleveland's expanding network of trails," Steven Litt, cleveland.com: June 28, 2014 • The Plain Dealer: June 30, 2014.

 

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Mark Fenton delivers the keynote address

Engineering Physical Activity Back into American Communities and Lives: "Using Trails to Build Stickier Communities"
Mark Fenton, Public Health, Planning and Transportation Consultant

Trail Development Connecting People, Places and Opportunity for Health / Assessing Health & Equity: Impacts of Trails & Greenways
Freddie Collier, Deputy Director, Cleveland Planning Commission and Martha Halko, Deputy Director, Prevention & Wellness Services, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Introduction to Mayfield Village Greenway Corridor
The Honorable Bruce G. Rinker, Mayor of Mayfield Village

Walking Tour of Mayfield Village Greenway

The Ohio Trails Partnership
Andrew Bashaw, Executive Director, Buckeye Trail Association; Tom Green, President, Ohio Horseman’s Council; Rory Robinson, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service; Andy Williamson, Great Lakes Region Director, International Mountain Biking Association

Scranton Road Towpath Trail—Beyond Trails and Greenways
George Cantor, AICP, Chief City Planner, Cleveland City Planning Commission; Tim Donovan, Co-Executive Director, Ohio & Erie Canalway & Director, Ohio Canal Corridor; Matt Hils, RLA, ASLA, Principal, Behnke Associates, Inc.; Richard Kerber, Chief Planning and Design Officer, Cleveland Metroparks; Darwin Merdes, P.E., Area Engineer, Construction Dept., Cuyahoga County Dept. of Public Works

Overcoming Barriers to Trail Construction
Eric Oberg, Manager, Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Midwest Region

Overcome Obstacles to Trail Development
Jim Kastelic
, Connecting Cleveland Program Director, The Trust for Public Land

Trail Maintenance and the Operations Manual
Jim Schneider, President, Trail-Works

Trails to Better Health
Pete Conces, Recreation Supervisor, City of Beachwood; Laura Locker, National Fitness Manager, Progressive Insurance; Greg McGrath, Director of Camping and Recreation Services, Cleveland Sight Center

Mountain Biking (International Mountain Bicycling Association)
Andy Williamson, Great Lakes Region Director, International Mountain Biking Association

Connecting Cleveland Through Parks and Trails
Jim Kastelic, Connecting Cleveland Program Director, The Trust for Public Land

Greater Cleveland Trails Leadership Network
Andrea Irland
, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service

See Trails Recognition for information on the reception and trails projects and programs presentations.


Still available: Proceedings from the 2012 Conference and the 2010 Conference.