Sunbury is working with a nationally renowned Trail Town expert to study and develop a framework for creating and improving Trail Towns in Central Ohio along the Ohio to Erie Trail. Other communities working with Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission on this foundation funded grant include Centerburg, Mt. Vernon and London, Ohio. A concise definition of a Trail Town is:
A Trail Town is a community through which [a trail] passes that supports [trail users] with services, promotes the Trail to its citizens and embraces the Trail as a resource to be protected and celebrated. Trail Towns are built on a relationship between a town, the Trail and its volunteers.” Source – Rails to Trails Conservancy
One of the first steps in this process is to survey residents and stakeholders in the participating communities. If you would please take 5-10 minutes of your time to provide your views on the trail and how we can improve user experiences, both local and visitors, your input will be used as the process develops.
You can complete the survey at: Trail Town Survey
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