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Beyond Park Boundaries

Connecting Communities to Trails

Benefits of connecting communities with parks and public lands.

Presenter: Jessica Baas, Community Planner U.S.DOT Volpe Center; Krista Sherwood, Transportation Planner National Park Service; Saara Snow, Travel Initiatives Coordinator Adventure Cycling

Connecting communities with their parks and public lands by trails and other active transportation/recreation (biking and walking) initiatives provides a multitude of benefits. Learn best practices, case studies, and resources to increase active transportation connectivity between communities, national parks and tourist destinations, to be featured in a new Active Transportation “how-to” guidebook.

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