I joined the board because I believe in the value of trails and human-level connectivity in a community. Trails allow us to interact with friends and strangers face-to-face, as well as with nature and our built environment, in ways that our car-based lives don’t. I wanted to be a part of growing our trail system so that more people can enjoy life at a walking (or biking) pace and be connected with each other.
Trails give us a chance to slow down and experience our community from a new perspective. You see more nature, more of neighborhoods, and more people at a pace where our brains can appreciate them. Trails give families and friends a chance to walk and talk, and they give strangers a chance to nod and smile and connect with someone they don’t know. They are a great amenity for our community and economic growth, and they give all of us an easy way to get more exercise every day.
I walk or jog the trails near my house on the south side of Fort Wayne.
I love seeing the community rallying around the need and desire for trails. FWT serves as a catalyst and advocate for the community’s wants.
Fort Wayne Trails works every day to make this community a better place to live!