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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy champions policies that support trails and active transportation. We make it easier to develop and use these healthy, environmentally-friendly assets through national campaigns and in partnership with thousands of community-based organizations. This work depends on the support of our hundreds of thousands of individual members and supporters.

RTC is a member of numerous national collaborations to promote trails and active transportation. We also participate in many regional and local partnerships. RTC is proud to help lead:

Follow the links below to learn more about our advocacy efforts and resources. To stay informed and take action, complete the form to the right.

Our Successes
For 25+ years, RTC has been a leading advocate for policy and funding that supports trails and active transportation.

Current Campaigns
Some of our best wins come from our collaborations with like-minded advocates. Learn more about our partners from transportation, health, economic development and other sectors.

We are the trusted voice of advocates for trails, biking and walking. And we make that knowledge available to you in this online resource library.

Legal Advocacy
RTC is the nation's foremost—and in most cases, the only—legal advocate for rail-trails in the nonprofit sector. Through the services of RTC's general counsel, the RTC Legal Program provides a wide range of legal services to assist trail managers, trail advocates and their legal counsel.

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