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Creating 21st Century Trail Networks

Setting a Bold Vision & Reaching Beyond the Choir

Building a regional trail network can't be built by just planners and trail advocates. How to engage people!

Presenter: Katie Harris, Washington Area Bicyclist Association; Ana Valenzuela, RTC GIS Analyst; Jim Brown, RTC; Anna Withrow, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center

A bold, inclusive vision for a regional trail network can't be built by just planners and trail advocates. To build coalitions as diverse of the communities that they represent, the trails community must engage people that have not typically been included in trail development discussions. Learn how Baltimore MD, Washington D.C., and West Virginia are bringing new voices to the table.

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