We like to call rail-trails the ultimate recycling project. They preserve thousands of miles of historical rail lines and uphold the railroad legacy of transporting millions of people and goods across the country. Countless hours were invested in the construction and maintenance of those original railbeds, and rail-trails keep the corridors intact and in the public domain for future generations to use and enjoy.
Minnesota's Dakota Rail Regional Trail opened in June and has quickly become a popular trail in Hennepin County. Recently, police began ticketing cyclists who do not stop at road crossings with stop signs and KSTP-TV was there to document it.