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.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's President Ryan Chao shares monthly thoughts on the role of trails in connecting the nation, and creating healthy, thriving communities across America.
Featured here is a video Ask Me Anything with Ryan Chao, Eric Oberg and Brandi Horton.
What is a Rail-Trail?
Rail-trails are multipurpose public paths created from former railroad corridors. These paths are flat or gently sloping, making them easily accessible and a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Rail-trails are ideal for many types of activities--depending on the rules established by the local community--including walking, bicycling, wheelchair use, inline skating, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.