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Trail Management

Urban Pathways to Healthy Neighborhoods

By: Rails-to-Trails-Conservancy FACT SHEET
January 1, 2012

Urban Pathways to Healthy NeighborhoodsDownload

This primer explores the benefits of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Urban Pathways Initiative (UPI), a program that advocates for equitable investment in vulnerable communities to promote the health, transportation and environmental benefits of trail use. UPI provides community-based assistance to groups and municipal agencies which promote or develop pathways intersecting low-income communities. This report shares lessons learned from UPI and focuses on strategies to encourage trail use in urban neighborhoods.

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