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From Town to Town, the Same Energy 
Traveling from Maine to Texas and Florida to California, RTC President Keith Laughlin reflects on the shared momentum around the country for more safe places to walk and bicycle.

Everything's Going for the Boise River Greenbelt
Once a dumping ground for trash,
industrial waste and raw sewage, the Boise River—now home to the 22-mile Boise River Greenbelt—has been reclaimed as a recreational, commuting and wildlife sanctuary in Idaho's largest city.
by Pete Zimowsky

Building Healthy Communities
With many neighborhoods designed around driving, changing entrenched patterns of physical inactivity can be a daunting task. But in the last decade, new thinking about how communities are built—and how people get around—has begun to turn the tide.
by Elizabeth O. Hurst

Destination: Colorado
From snow-capped mountains to
golden aspen leaves, the 20-mile
Galloping Goose Trail in southwestern Colorado provides a high-altitude autumn adventure that will literally take your breath away.
by Mark Cheater

Howard Draper: Shaping a City
From starting a bike blog to working on the local traffic safety commission, Draper talks about creating a more bike- and trail-friendly culture in Denton, Texas.
by Lyndsay Knecht

More Trail Tales 
Readers from Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Washington write about their favorite trestles along rail-trails.


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A Winged View
Do you recognize these feathered friends? Check out a slideshow of six interesting species, from California quail to red-shouldered hawks, as featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Rails to Trails ("A Winged View," by Howard Youth; photos by Robert Mumford).

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