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Opposition/Common Concerns: First-hand Experiences

January 1, 2000

Opposition/Common Concerns: First-hand ExperiencesDownload

Trails provide many benefits to communities. However, initial reactions to trails are sometimes negative. It is the job of trail advocates and builders to promote the benefits of trails and greenways and address concerns. This document provides first-hand experiences from former opponents to trails. These people discuss why they changed their minds and how trail advocates worked with them. These stories provide examples of how you can help make trail building a smoother process that creates advocates and not opponents.

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