Tag Archives: Bicycling; small towns; economic-development; downtowns; bicycle-tourism

Dayton Daily News on Bike/Hike Trails: Springboro latest piece in regional trail puzzle Area plans to add to 330-mile network

+LISA POWELL Brian Markland commutes by bike three days a week to and from his home in Englewood to his job in downtown Dayton. The trip is 12 1/2 miles each way. LISA POWELL / STAFF +LISA POWELL Brian Markland … Continue reading

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Oil & Gas Employment in Ohio

According to representatives, the oil and gas industry in Ohio is on track to create just over 200,000 jobs by 2015 (1).  2015 is when the “ramp up‘ should be complete in terms of job creation.  Yep, 200,000 jobs mostly … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Cycling Season

Spring is in the air and that means one key thing for me: bicycling! Last year included cycling through a number of small towns in Northern and West-Central Ohio.  I am planning on more trips this year. I enjoy solo … Continue reading

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EDDS … evolving

A funny thing happened while talking with a mayor and council member – a potential new client community, with a new associate, Ken Harsch, in tow. We were having a terrific discussion about zoning ordinances and economic development over a … Continue reading

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Cycling Piqua, Ohio — Part 1

What a treat!  I was invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Main Street Piqua meeting this past Monday.  My topic was “Downtowns, Cycling and Economic Development.”  It is one thing to go to a community and talk about cycling. … Continue reading

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Small Towns and Cycling …. again!

August 30 2012: What an incredible day!  I woke up and decided that it was just time to go ride for a while.  A while turned into 90 miles.  Living in a community that is both suburban and on the … Continue reading

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Observations on Cycling and Small Towns

I’m sitting here in my favorite coffee shop in Stow, Ohio – Mocha Joe’s (their website is still under construction.  It is in the same plaza as my favorite bicycle shop: Eddy’s Bike Shop.  I have typed about riding before.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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