Mid-America Trails & Greenways Conference

Networking in America's Heartland May 13-16, 2018

Concurrent Sessions 

Monday, May 14, 2018 7:45am - 8:45am

Iowa Data Bike: Prioritizing Maintenance for Regional Trail Projects

Dylan Mullinax

Ohio State & US Bike Route Systems: Ohio & Beyond

Caroline Griffith, ODOT; Stephanie Tresso, Murphy Epson

Monday, May 14, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm

Telling the Story of Trails: The Importance of Data

Bryan Townley, MORPC; Wade Johnston, Green Umbrella; Matt Lindsey, MVRPC

Trail Towns – How Communities Are Transforming Trails to Leverage Place, Tourism and New Opportunities for Economic Development

Harry Burkholder; Austin Dunn

All for One, or One for All?

Paul Yauk, Michigan Department of Natural Resources; TBA, Ohio Trails Partnership

Monday, May 14, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Trail Nation

Eric Oberg, Rails to Trails Conservancy; Willie Karidis, Rails to Trails Conservancy; Avery Harmon, Rails to Trails Conservancy

A Riverfront with Results: Downtown Columbus

Andrew Overbeck, mksk

How to Work Effectively with Engineering/Public Service Departments

Nancy Lyon Stadler, WSP; Jennifer Pangborn, WSP; Ted Beidler, Franklin County Engineer's Office; Cornell Robertson, Franklin County Engineer's Office

Monday, May 14, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm

A Railroaded Case Study - Trails and Active Rails - The Burnham Greenway in Burnham, Illinois

Ders Anderson, Openlands

Statewide Trails; Ohio vs. Michigan. Ohio’s Buckeye Trail and Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail

Andrew Bashaw, Ohio's Buckeye Trail; Dakota Hewlett, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:00am - 7:45am

Google Trekker: Dayton's Experience Capturing Over 600 Miles of Trails

Brent Anslinger, Five Rivers MetroParks; Angie Sheldon, Five Rivers MetroParks; Jordan Hart, Five Rivers MetroParks; Andy Niekamp, Outdoor Adventure Connection

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am

Electric Bicycles: A Primer on the Technology & Management Tools

Morgan Lommele, People for Bikes; Randy Ryberg, Five Rivers MetroParks

The Rising Tide of Water Trails

Harry Burkholder; Rory Robinson, National Park Service

State Legislative Trails Caucuses

Brian Housh, Rails to Trails Conservancy

Tuesday, May 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am

Overcoming Obstacles, Creating Partnerships, and Becoming a Healthier State

Kathleen Fox, Pizzuti Companies; Elizabeth Connor, Great Miami Riverway; Kelly Corbin, Minnesota Department of Health

Initiatives to build a Regional Greenways Networks

Tony Collins, City of Columbus; Todd Antoine, Great Rivers Greenway

The Power of Partnerships in Trail Planning, Development, and Management

Tim Moloney, Metro Parks; Larry Peck, Metro Parks; Mark Wagenbrenner, Wagenbrenner Development

Regional Greenway Planning: Collaborative Tools and Strategies for Large Scale Trail Master Plans

Kindy Kruller, Forest Preserves of Cook County; Neal Billetdeaux, SmithGroupJJR