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Here Are Five Fantastic New Rail-Trails That Opened in 2023
December 11, 2023
Here we spotlight a handful of the exciting new rail-trails that opened in 2023.
New York's Adirondack Rail Trail ribbon cutting | Photo courtesy New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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Exploring Midwestern Marvels Along the Great American Rail-Trail With the Traverses
October 05, 2023
We thrive on these adventures—appreciating the unknown, the unexpected and the unique individuals we meet along the way. Being on our bicycles provides us with a sense of freedom and a way to stay attuned to the present moment.
Patrick and Shevonne Travers on a trail trip through the Midwest | Photo courtesy Patrick and Shevonne Travers
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Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Launch Therapeutic Bike Ride Across the Country on Great American Rail-Trail
May 16, 2023
Warrior Expeditions Great American Rail-Trail ride began in front of the Capitol | Photo by Albert Ting
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Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2023
May 05, 2023
RTC and its partners have defined the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail as more than 3,700 miles—with approximately 2,057 miles of existing trails (trails along the route that are built and maintained by dedicated teams of local staff and volunteers) and 1,696 miles of identified trail gaps.
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Five Leaf-Peeping Destinations Along the Great American Rail-Tail
October 26, 2022
View five leaf-peeping destinations along the Great American Rail-Tail, a 3,700-mile developing cross country trail.
Washington's Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo by TrailLink user stevelee73
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5 Rail-Trails to Awe at the Architecture
September 30, 2022
No matter your architectural penchant—you’re sure to find a building to gawk at while traversing these rail-trail architecture highlights.
Monona Terrace along Wisconsin's Capital City State Trail | Photo courtesy Travel Wisconsin
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Best Of: Great American Rail-Trail Adventures With the Traverses
September 12, 2022
In June 2021, my husband, Pat, and I began our trek on the Great American Rail-Trail® in Seattle, Washington, at the western end of the 3,700-mile developing route.
Shevonne and Pat Travers | Photo courtesy Shevonne and Pat Travers
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20 Iconic Bike and Pedestrian Bridges in America
June 08, 2022
Across the country, bridges are literally serving as gateways for communities to achieve critical strides in active transportation, conservation and economic development. Here, we take a look at 20 iconic bridges and trestles in the United States (in no particular order) that have played—or are playing—transformative connectivity roles in their regions.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge connecting Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska | Photo by Matthew Nissen
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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.
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Spring News from the State Legislatures
April 06, 2022
Depending on where you live, this time of year may mean the prolonged dregs of winter, early signs of Spring, or some variation on “mud season.” But for most of the country—regardless of climate or geography—it’s also the height of the state legislative season. Most states’ general assemblies are part-time, and generally convene in the early part of each calendar year. All but a handful of states are currently in session. So what does this mean for trails and active transportation funding in states?
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge connecting Iowa and Nebraska | Photo by TrailLink user thejake91739