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Five Ways to Grow Support for Trails, Walking and Biking
February 09, 2024
Here are five ways you can become a changemaker for trails, and help build even more momentum for trails and active transportation networks.
Large crowd celebrating the opening of Michigan's southwest greenway
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Tenth Annual Celebrate Trails Day Draws Focus to Community, Climate and Well-Being Impacts of Trails Nationwide
April 22, 2023
Tenth Annual Celebrate Trails Day Draws Focus to Community, Climate and Well-Being Impacts of Trails Nationwide
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Celebrate Trails Day 2022 | Photo by Robin Woods
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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Part of Main Street America Thriving Communities Team, Supporting Equitable Rural and Tribal Commercial District Development
April 19, 2023
USDOT Awards Main Street America $5.9 Million as part of the Thriving Communities Program to help communities across the country
Bicyclist near Capitol Building - Photo courtesy D.C. Department of Transportation
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White House Budget Increases Active Transportation Connectivity Funding
March 09, 2023
U.S. Department of Transportation budget proposal reinforces importance of trails and active transportation networks to safety.
Bicyclist in front of the White House | Photo courtesy Getty Images
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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hosts Expert Roundtable to Discuss Importance of Nation’s Trails in Building Community, Encouraging People to Be Active Outside, and Inspiring Action for the Planet
March 02, 2023
RTC, CDC, EARTHDAY.org and Women @ Work to join roundtable discussion focused on strategies for being active outside in ways.
Celebrate Trails Day 2023 in Columbus, OH | Photo courtesy RTC
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Reconnecting Communities Grants Prioritize Walking and Biking as Essential in Addressing Barriers to Equitable Mobility and Economic Opportunity
March 02, 2023
RTC analysis identifies trend elevating trails, walking and biking as traffic safety, climate and equity solutions in U.S. DOT grantmaking.
42nd Street Slow Street in Oakland, California | Photo by Ben Kaufman
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New Federal Grants Elevate Trail and Active Transportation Systems as Essential Infrastructure in Addressing Traffic Fatalities
February 03, 2023
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s analysis finds that 46% of Safe Streets and Roads for All Construction Grants Address the Need for Traffic-Separated Walking and Biking Routes
Young Woman on Bicycle Waiting at crosswalk - Photo courtesy Getty Images
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New Signage Program Celebrates History Along the Great American Rail-Trail
January 26, 2023
RTC and William G. Pomeroy Foundation launch program to lift hidden histories and points of local pride on route of Great American Rail-Trail
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, part of the Great American Rail-Trail | Photo courtesy Visit Omaha
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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Launches New Initiative to Accelerate the Development of America’s Walking and Biking Infrastructure
January 19, 2023
Hundreds of public leaders, trail advocates and professionals join forces in new TrailNation™ Collaborative to leverage trail funding.
2018 TrailNation Summit | Photo courtesy RTC
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New Federal Investment Marks Big Win for Baltimore Greenway Trails Network
January 09, 2023
Rep. Sarbanes (Md.-3), Sens. Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Cardin (D-Md.) secure $2.5 million in Community Project Funding.
Photo by Side A Photography