The Ohio Chapter of the
Sierra Club through the Livable Communities Campaign seeks to support
transportation policy, land-use planning and economic development which is
environmentally sound, safe, economical, and socially just. The Campaign
is also working to increase public participation at all levels of transportation
planning. The Ohio Chapter encourages environmentally friendly modes of
transportation as a way to minimize our dependence upon the automobile.
Poorly planned development is threatening our environment, our health, and
our quality of life. In communities across Ohio "sprawl" - scattered development
that increases traffic, saps local resources and destroys open space - is
taking a serious toll. But runaway growth is not inevitable. Urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods are choosing to manage sprawl with
smart growth solutions.