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For Earth Day and Beyond: Rapid 5 Plans to Expand Franklin County Waterways and Trails

Fri, 4/16/2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Keith Myers, Vice President for Ohio State Office of Planning, Architecture and Real Estate, and Chair of the nonprofit Urban Land Institute Columbus, will present the latest details on a comprehensive vision for Central Ohio that would create an extensive greenspace system unparalleled in the nation on Friday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Rapid 5 will develop five key greenways through Franklin County, interconnecting our five major waterway systems: Big Walnut, Alum, Olentangy, Scioto and Big Darby. The comprehensive system would ensure that all residents, including low opportunity neighborhoods that have historically been cut off from nature, are within ¼ mile of a greenspace or park. It anticipates the expansion of navigable waterways for long distance kayaking and cross-city biking and running trails that connect most parks in Franklin County, creating extensive environmental, economic, health and equity benefits for our region.


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