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.
This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.
This updated Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned report documents how the state of the practice, perspectives, and context for rails-with-trails have evolved since 2002 and includes updated effective practices.
The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.
Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface Trails