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RAILS-WITH-TRAILS
America’s Rails-with-Trails
The following case studies provide context and information about
the development and operating characteristics of individual trails
across the country. The examples demonstrate the wide range of
circumstances of the different phases of trail development, from
acquisition to design and construction, and the various conditions
under which rails-with-trails are managed and maintained (i.e.,
proximity to active rail corridor, type of railroad, etc.). The final
set of case studies are specific to rails-with-trails that exist beside
excursion or tourist rail service, two different types of facilities
that often have a symbiotic relationship.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail — South Side, Pa. (Rails-to-Trails Conservancy)