Title

The Muscatine Connectivity Project – Connecting the Mississippi River Trail in Muscatine and Its Benefits

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Duration

5:25

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

Fall 10-1-2013

Class

Rhetoric 0146

Instructor

Matt Gilchrist

Abstract

The Mississippi River Trail, a bike path that runs from Minnesota to Louisiana with a few gaps in Eastern Iowa, should be fully connected in those areas to bring more bikers to the Muscatine area for economic and touristic benefits.

Our project features the story of the Mississippi River Trail, and unfortunately, some of its faults. Though quite impressive, there are gaps in the trail through the Muscatine and Eastern Iowa Area. Our project explores these gaps and the benefits they would bring to the Muscatine area if the trail were to be completed. Both Chris Steinbach, a leader of the Melon City Bike Club, and Andrea Cohen, a bike shop employee and resident of Davenport, agree that completing the trail would bring touristic, economic, and community benefits to the area.

Location

Muscatine riverfront, IA

Rights

Copyright © 2013 Ellen Cranberg, Margaret Dressel and Claire Rosen

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