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RTC’s resource library is the nation’s foremost curation of timely research, articles and cutting-edge resources for the trails, walking and bicycling movement.

This free and ever-expanding collection of materials covers the latest, timely topics within equitable trail development and advocacy to engagement and promoting trail use.

How to Use This Library

To find relevant resources: 1) Fill in a search term in the field below; 2) Customize your results using the options provided; 3) Hit the “Search” button.

  • Published By: Choose to search all authors or just RTC-published materials.
  • Resource Type: Narrow your search to a specific type of document.
  • State and Tag: Use to narrow your geographic location and subject matter.
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