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Focus Term: Rail-with-Trail

America’s Rail-with-Trail List
September 19, 2023
RTC produced a report that examines the characteristics of 88 existing rails-with-trails in 33 states and updated in September 2023.
Kara Patajo @YourNorthWestieBestie on the Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo courtesy Kara Patajo
North Carolina’s Charlotte Rail Trail
January 19, 2023
The bustling Charlotte Rail Trail is a 12-foot-wide swath of urban utopia in North Carolina’s largest city. Bikers stream by in packs.
Charlotte Rail Trail | Photo by Eric Casella
Seven Sensational New Rail-Trails to Celebrate in 2022
December 21, 2022
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is proud to showcase a handful of the new rail-trails that opened in 2022, bringing with them impactful changes.
Pennsylvania's Newtown Rail Trail ribbon cutting | Photo courtesy Bucks County Planning Commission
New USDOT Report Provides 25 Years of Lessons Learned for Rails-with-Trails
June 25, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released Rails-with-Trails: Best Practices and Lessons Learned—a long-awaited update to its first release, published in 2002.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Photo by Jake Lynch
RTC’s Doppelt Fund Supports 10 Multiuse Trail Projects in 2019
May 30, 2019
With National Trails Day just around the corner, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grant program!
Potential Midtown Greenway extension over the Mississippi River | Photo courtesy Midtown Greenways Coalition
Colorado’s Animas River Trail
November 08, 2017
For walkers and bicyclists along the town’s scenic Animas River Trail, the white-and-gray plumes of steam rising from the old locomotives and the echo of train whistles are common sights and sounds.
Animas River Trail | Photo by Cindy BarksAnimas River Trail | Photo by Cindy Barks
Ohio’s Simon Kenton Trail
October 13, 2017
Western Ohio’s Simon Kenton Trail offers the perfect opportunity for today’s travelers to do their own exploring of the state’s scenic woodlands and rural landscapes on a 35-mile adventure stretching from Springfield to Bellefontaine.
View of Simon Kenton Trail bridge from Buck Creek Trail | Photo by Louis Agresta
Cross Camden County Trail Feasibility Plan and Atlantic Avenue Trail FAQ
June 06, 2017
The Atlantic Avenue Trail project envisions a 12-mile biking and walking trail and is also considered a segment of the Cross-County Trail.
Charlotte Rail Trail Public Art Master Plan
December 17, 2015
The Charlotte Rail Trail Public Art Master Plan provides a roadmap for a long-term integrated public arts strategy for the Rail Trail.
Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway
October 16, 2015
Nestled 20 feet below street level in an early 20th-century railroad cut, Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway bypasses the street traffic crossing overhead on more than two dozen historical bridges.
Photo courtesy The Greenway Guy