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COVID-19

As the situation with COVID-19 rapidly evolves, RTC will be offering insights and information about ways to be physically active and well during this time of social distancing. We will also be sharing details about what trail managers are doing to keep communities safe and perspectives on the long-term impacts of the illness on the trails movement and the communities we all serve.

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

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Open Streets University of Minnesota | Photo courtesy Flickr user Fibonacci Blue
Open Streets University of Minnesota | Photo courtesy Fibonacci Blue | CC BY 2.0

Close Streets for Walking and Biking

Sign our petition calling on the nation’s mayors, county officials and local elected leaders to take immediate action, closing select streets to create safe places for walking and biking for all Americans during the COVID-19 public health crisis—essentially providing a trail in every neighborhood in America.

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Great American Rail-Trail

The Great American Rail-Trail promises an all-new American experience. Through 12 states and the District of Columbia, the trail will directly serve nearly 50 million people within 50 miles of the route. Consider the economic opportunities and the benefits for communities along the route of a multiuse trail that stretches more than 3,700 miles between Washington and Washington.

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TrailLink by RTC and Google Maps

We started working with Google Maps back in 2006 to help us publish all our interactive maps on our website, TrailLink.com. TrailLink is RTC's trail-finder website and companion TrailLink mobile apps, mapping over 36,000+ miles of multiuse trails.

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