A Triple Bottom Line Success
Repurposing historic, abandoned, and urban railroad corridors provides a triple bottom-line success story.
Presenters: Kevin W. Burke, Senior Landscape Architect, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.; Valdis Zusmanis, Senior Landscape Architect, Perkins+Will, Inc.
Repurposing historic, abandoned, and urban railroad corridors provides a triple bottom-line success story. Cleaning up contamination from decades of railroad use in order to construct a multi-use trail as part of the $4.8 billion Atlanta BeltLine is the first step of a fundamental change to the city’s urban core. The use of this inaugural section of the trail has created increased social interaction among users, provided the epitome of a Safe Route to School, enhanced healthy outcomes, and increased business for adjacent businesses.
An in-depth exploration of outdoor recreation in rural California.
American Trails and our partners applaud the Senate's bipartisan effort to pass the Great American Outdoors Act by a bipartisan vote of 73-25.
A review of literature prepared as part of the Naugatuck River Greenway Economic Impact Study August, 2015
With no new National Recreation Trails (NRTs) designated in 2019, and the deadline for 2020 National Trails Day fast approaching, we are encouraging Secretary Bernhardt to uphold this tradition of honoring and celebrating our nation's trails and designating new NRTs. Please read and share our open letter.