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T-MAP (Trail Modeling and Assessment Platform)

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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Santa Cruz Invests Big in Trails Through $500 Million Transportation Measure

Measure D is a landmark initiative in the state of California, providing the highest rate of investment in walking and biking projects (55 percent of all measure funds) of the 11 county transportation measures put before California voters.

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Best of the Midwest: Five Major Trail Developments in America’s Heartland

The bike/ped landscape in the region has changed dramatically in recent years, and here are five big happenings in the Heartland that are changing the face of active transportation.

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