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San Francisco Bay Trail | Photo by Cindy Barks

Trail use is one of the most popular outdoor activities across the country* but California trails—supporting hiking, cycling, rolling and more—are chronically underfunded.

We have a huge opportunity to steer some of our state budget surplus to fund more trails–please tell your state representatives to invest in trails.

Past Actions:

We asked California residents to tell legislators to fund the Bay Area Trail Network.

Supporters signed pre-written emails to state elected officials to invest $2 billion in surplus funds to support California’s growing trail networks, including the Bay Area regional trail network.

We asked California residents to support a new bill that invests in California’s trails.

Supports signed pre-written emails to legislators in support of dedicated investments in California’s severely underfunded recreational trails.

RTC staff promote the Bay Area Trails Collaborative at the Cross Alameda Trail grand opening in Alameda, CA in 2020. | Photo courtesy RTC
RTC staff promote the Bay Area Trails Collaborative at the Cross Alameda Trail grand opening in Alameda, CA in 2020. | Photo courtesy RTC

Learn More About the Bay Area Regional Trail Network

The Bay Area Trails Collaborative is working to create a world-class 2,600-mile-plus regional trail network across nine counties in the Bay Area. This includes transformative projects like the San Francisco Bay Trail, which will eventually wrap around the entire Bay and pass through 47 cities. Once complete, the interconnected trail system will serve as an active transportation and recreation corridor for the 7 million people living and working in the Bay Area.

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