On Nov. 12, the Golden State approved $133 million worth of regional ATP projects, including more than $54 million for 24 trail projects across the state—a giant step forward toward creating a more walkable, bikeable California.
In Indianapolis, a city best known for car racing—biking and walking have long taken a backseat. However, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is breathing new life into the downtown area by putting walkers and bicyclists at the center of its transportation equation.
If you are a resident of the New Jersey communities of Merchantville, Maple Shade or Moorestown, you are lucky to live so close to so many great regional attractions. But it is not always so easy to be able to safely ride or walk to all the places you want to go.
Branching off from the ever-popular 30-mile Centennial Trail in Snohomish County, Wash., the largely undeveloped Whitehorse Trail runs through the heart of Washington State’s Stillaguamish Valley, from Arlington via Oso, ending at the foot of the Cascade Range in the small town of Darrington.
It’s the Phoenix of rail-trails. The Bayshore Trail—a section of the Henry Hudson Trail—runs two miles along the shoreline of the Sandy Hook Bay. Also known as the Atlantic Highlands segment, this is a trail that has seen it all.
The Missouri Central Railroad Company yesterday announced its intention to undertake the necessary steps to have the corridor “railbanked,” and to work with the State of Missouri to have it preserved for trail development.
In early October, the Philadelphia region will celebrate the opening of the 0.75-mile-long Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. This trail, which is built along the east side of the Schuylkill River, is the final in a set of trail segments funded by federal dollars in 2010 that sparked an incredible amount of interest, enthusiasm and prioritization of other trail projects around the region.
Personable, kind, decisive: These traits made Jim Holden both a good teacher and a trail visionary. While a professor of computer science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania more than two decades ago, he recognized the importance of preserving disused rail corridors for public use.
Now is the time to have a close look at what All Aboard Florida is all about, and what it will mean for your community. The Federal Rail Administration has just released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project, a study which finds there will be a number of negative environmental, social and mobility impacts.
The Palatka Trail, through Putnam County in the northern part of the state, is part of a grand effort to connect a trail system between St. Augustine and Lake City. RTC's latest Project Support Grant—funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation—is making possible the short extension of the Palatka Rail Trail west to U.S. 17.
For many, government agencies represent a land of endless bureaucracy, where dreams of new trails wither, bogged down by mountains of paperwork and red tape. Not so at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), which has played a key role in creating new trails for over two decades. To date, Pennsylvania has more than 1,700 miles of trails.