Central Ohio Greenways (COG) is a collaborative in central Ohio
whose mission is
to help communities build and expand their trail and greenway networks.
The group is run by the Mid-Ohio Regional
Planning Commission (MORPC), Franklin County MetroParks, city of
Columbus and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Midwest
Regional Office. In working with the
numerous jurisdictions that attend COG's quarterly meetings, the group
decided that a clear, concise and professional signage program for the region
While each participating community realized that signage was needed and that consistent regional standards were important, the cost of quality signage was prohibitive to many. So with MORPC's lead, COG took on the challenge and funded the professional
design services necessary to create a sign template, which is now available
jurisdictions in the area. With design
costs taken care of and the template available free of charge, each
now only had to find funding for manufacturing and installation.
first of the newly designed COG signs
have been installed by the city of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department along the Alum Creek Trail. The unique color
and design of these signs will brand the entire trail
throughout the region, thus allowing users to quickly identify the trails and know they are in the Central Ohio Greenway network.
Photo by Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
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