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America’s Trail Networks are Essential
December 12, 2023
With increased connectivity, the use of trail systems increases by as much as 80%i and the economic, health, climate and transportation benefits they deliver are maximized.ii
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
New Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Data Shows Strong Demand for Places to Walk, Bike and Be Active Outside
December 21, 2022
New data released today RTC shows trail use and demand for trails rebounding to near the record-setting levels of the pandemic.
Young adults out riding bikes - Photo courtesy Getty Images
Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2022
May 11, 2022
RTC embarked on a 12-month assessment of route options using its GIS database of more than 34,000 miles of existing trails nationwide.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Major Partners in Cleveland Release Study And Recommendations for Enhancing Citywide Bike Connectivity Options
April 11, 2019
55% of Cleveland residents have access to bike transportation methods. analysis shows how to increase that number to 82% with investment
The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway passes major attractions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | Photo courtesy Traillink user roddo
A North American Survey of Electric Bicycle Owners
March 01, 2018
Electric bicycle (e-bike) use is a rising phenomenon in North America as a growing number of manufacturers produce a variety of bicycles which can accommodate the needs of diverse populations.
Mon River Trail System Economic Impact
August 01, 2017
The Mon River Trail System Economic Impact study revealed the system’s impact on the region and Monongalia County’s growing economy.