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2017 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund Grantees

Recipients of the 2017 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grant program were awarded more than $100,000 to enhance or complete multiuse trail projects in six communities across the United States.

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RTC is leading a national, three-year effort to create the next generation of urban trail planning tools that will transform the way America thinks about—and develops—trails and trail networks. T-MAP will be fundamental for connecting people, places and neighborhoods, spurring connections that turn walking and biking into mainstream modes of travel.

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Atlanta BeltLine in Georgia | Photo by RTC/Jim Brown

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