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Focus Term: Walkability and Bikeability

A View From … The National Trails System
January 03, 2018
In 2018, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, which provided an incredible legacy for all Americans. Five of these iconic American experiences are listed below along with rail-trails that weave in and around them.
Great Shasta Rail Trail | Photo by Christina Schmidlin with Hellikon, courtesy Great Shasta Rail Trail Association
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
Louisiana’s Tammany Trace
August 16, 2017
Spanning 27 miles, the Tammany Trace is a Southern belle nestled in the pristine natural surroundings of New Orleans.
The trail winds through St. Tammany Parish towns and green spaces | Courtesy
Indiana’s Nickel Plate Trail
March 14, 2017
In the spring, when the corn shoots up from the ground and the trees are full of life again, the Nickel Plate Trail really becomes a thing of beauty.
Photo by Robert Annis
10 Movies with Great Walking Moments
November 24, 2015
With the U.S. Surgeon General’s recent Call to Action on Walking, it was the perfect time for 10 Movies with Great Walking Moments.
Stand by Me (1986) | Copyright by Columbia Pictures and other respective production studios and distributors. Intended for editorial use only.
10 Great Hiking and Walking Trails
September 30, 2015
In honor of Trails, Parks and Outdoor Spots month, here's a list of 10 great walking and hiking trails across America (in no particular order).
Chessie Nature Trail | Photo by Frank N. Carlson
11 Tips to Make Walking a Natural, Enjoyable Part of Your Day
September 16, 2015
The United States Surgeon General placed walking in the national spotlight with his recent call to action, encouraging people to make walking a part of their daily lives and to help create more walkable communities.
Photo courtesy Darren Larson | CC by 2.0
10 Great Biking Moments in Movies
November 25, 2014
We’re pleased to bring you these—10 great biking moments in movies (in order of release).
Image courtesy RTC