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Alaska’s Campbell Creek Trail
March 12, 2024
The 7.5-mile Campbell Creek Trail follows Campbell Creek from the Chugach Mountain foothills ending at Campbell Lake.
Winter Bike to Work Day along Alaska's Campbell Creek Trail | Courtesy Anchorage Park Foundation
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A Cultural Shift as America’s Trail Networks Take Hold
December 14, 2023
It has been described as a “tipping point,” “critical mass” and “milestone” achievement. Regardless of what it’s called, there’s no doubt that the proliferation of trail networks around the United States is significant.
Chuck Huckelberry Loop | Photo by Gerry Loew, Pima County Communications
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Reflecting on 2022: Capturing Once-in-a-Generation Opportunities for Trails, Walking and Biking
December 08, 2022
This December, we’re taking time to reflect on the challenges and changes, hard work and persistence, that’s made up the fabric of this impactful year.
Photo courtesy Getty Images
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New TrailNation Collaborative Community to Escalate Trail Network Development Nationwide
November 16, 2022
RTC is bringing together its expertise and network of thousands of partners nationwide to launch the TrailNation Collaborative—a learning community where advocates, public leaders and professionals can come together to share their experiences, their challenges and their strategies for accelerating the pace of connecting trails and active transportation infrastructure.
Florida's Pinellas Trail in Dunedin | Photo courtesy Pinellas County Marketing and Communications
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Record-Breaking Investments in California’s Trails Amid Major Demand
November 14, 2022
The start of 2022 brought a significant opportunity for California trails and ended in a historic victory—as the state announced a $1 billion+ investment for trails and active transportation for fiscal year (FY) 2023.
Rail Arts District along the Napa Valley Vine Trail in California | Photo courtesy Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition
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World Record Holder Sets Out on 475-Mile Wheelchair Trek on the Great American Rail-Trail
September 23, 2022
Ian Mackay formally started the ride accompanied by his teammates and dozens of supporters who rode alongside him in wheelchairs and on bikes from the National Mall to the C&O Canal Towpath trailhead in Georgetown. Chants of “Let’s go, Ian!” filled the background.
Ian’s ride on the Great American Rail-Trail began with a ceremony on the National Mall. | Photo by Anthony Le, courtesy RTC
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Trail Moments | Safe Trails Save Lives
May 17, 2022
In New Jersey 82% of fatalities are on state, county and municipal roads. A disproportionate number of these deaths are pedestrians.
New Jersey's Henry Hudson Trail | Photo by Avery Harmon
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California’s Napa Valley Vine Trail
April 12, 2022
As California’s Napa Valley Vine Trail grows to reach its ultimate 47-mile potential, community members and visitors realize the beauty of connectivity and accessibility.
California's Napa Valley Vine Trail in Yountville | Courtesy Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition
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North Carolina’s American Tobacco Trail
February 15, 2022
The American Tobacco Trail connects to over 70 miles of trails and greenways through urban, suburban and rural communities.
American Tobacco Trail | Photo by Dave Connelly
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USDOT’s Current RAISE Funding Opportunity Is Best Chance Yet to Secure Big Investments in Connected, Safe Walking and Biking Routes
February 08, 2022
This round of RAISE funding promises to be your best chance yet to secure $5 million to $25 million to build your trail and other active-transportation connections.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail | Photo by TrailLink user lunariver