Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.
Active Transportation Transforms America
Rails-to-Trails has released a report detailing how and why investing in infrastructure that can help those taking short trips use methods other than automobiles to reach their destination. According to RTC half of all trips in the United States fall into a 20 minute window of distance using walking or biking, yet the main mode of transportation for these trips is automobiles. By investing in infrastructure changes to promote walking and biking communities reap endless benefits, including significant economic and health benefits.
Published October 01, 2019
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.
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.
With summer coming up fast now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the trail. Here are some suggestions from the American Trails staff on gear we love.