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posted Feb 19, 2018

The Power of Partnerships

These two stories provide valuable lessons in multiple user groups working together, multiple agencies cooperating, and users and agencies teaming for success.


posted Sep 30, 2020

The Power of Trails for Promoting Physical Activity in Communities

by Active Living Research

Promoting physical activity among children and adults is a priority national health objective in the United States. Regular physical activity lowers the risk of chronic diseases and is an important strategy for reversing the obesity epidemic.


posted Apr 11, 2022

The Raccoon River Valley Trail, Iowa

The Raccoon River Valley Trail, a National Recreation Trail, is a very well known and popular destination in Iowa and the Midwest.


posted Mar 18, 2020

The Respite of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

by Mike Passo with American Trails

America’s incomparable system of national scenic, historic, and recreational trails is the perfect way to sustain your mental and physical health, while maintaining the social distancing that is required in these challenging times.


posted Mar 27, 2018

The Rivanna Trail, Charlottesville, Virginia

This 8-mile urban trail and greenway is part of the planned 50-mile pedestrian and bicycle facility that will parallel the oldest inland transportation route in North America and connects Williamsburg to Richmond in a unique way.


posted Aug 19, 2020

The San Francisco Bay Trail Project Gap Analysis Study

The Bay Trail Project is a nonprofit organization administered by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) that plans, promotes and advocates for the implementation of a continuous 500-mile bicycling and hiking path around San Francisco Bay. Two of the most commonly asked questions regarding the Bay Trail: “When will it be done?” and “How much will it cost?”


posted Apr 21, 2018

The Shoreline Greenway Trail: a study in patience, flexibility, and creativity

by John Eberle with Stantec

The 25-mile trail along a stretch of Connecticut’s southern coast faces challenges from acquiring easements, to coordinating between four towns, to designing through varying types of terrain.


posted Aug 3, 2020

The Sioux Falls MPO Multi-Use Trail Study

by Alta Planning + Design

The Big Sioux trail loop was developed several decades ago to control flooding, but Sioux Falls continues to invest in the trail to connect inter-urban areas. This study includes planning and design processes, appropriate infrastructure, costs, timing, potential obstacles, design standards, implementation policies and funding. It is an aesthetically pleasing plan that presents several options for the trail with maps and graphics to complement it.


posted Feb 19, 2018

The South Platte River Greenway

An overview of the history of greenway development along the South Platte River.


posted May 15, 2019

The State of Latino Green Space

by Salud America!

Green space initiatives that take community concerns, needs, and desires into consideration may be most effective at improving Latino physical and mental well-being. Green spaces support public health in many ways—they filter air, remove pollution, attenuate noise, cool temperatures, replenish ground water, mitigate stormwater, and can provide food [53, 54]. Beyond these benefits, however, are the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of green space, as discussed below.


posted May 3, 2018

The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

Conceived as an ecotourism destination, the trail enables exploration of the area by canoe or kayak, while providing an economic boost to surrounding rural communities.


posted Mar 27, 2018

The Tahoe Rim Trail, Nevada and California

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 170 mile scenic backcountry non-motorized trail system looping along the ridgeline surrounding Lake Tahoe. It consists of the Tahoe Rim National Recreation Trail (120 miles) on the East, North and West sides of the lake, and 50 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail on the West and South.