The Goodale Hook: Tackling Difficult Walkability Gaps with Innovative Solutions*

This is a Learning-from-Place workshop, pre-registration is required to attend. Please click here to register for this workshop.

The Harrison West community was virtually cut off from Columbus’ major greenway trail network, the Olentangy River, and safe connectivity to nearby downtown.  Two projects, the Harrison West rail trail, and the Goodale connector, brings together a thriving older neighborhood and large scale new mixed use developments by use of a two-stage bridge and an abandoned trail trail.

Attendees of this workshop will:

  • Understand how community-driven input can energize developers, trail experts, and  urban designers to create bold solutions to a barrier-filled corridor.
  • Identify the tasks, costs, and challenges involved with large-scale pedestrian infrastructure projects.

Facilitators: Katie White and Bradley Westall