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posted Sep 22, 2021

Rails With Trails: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

by Federal Highway Administration

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.


posted Jun 4, 2019

Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned

by Jared Fijalkowski with Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Eli Griffen with Rails to Trails Conservancy

This session demonstrates how communities can develop Rails-with-Trails that facilitate both rail and active transportation.


posted May 5, 2021

Ready, Set, Plan!?

by Oregon Trails Coalition

A guide for anyone who wants to better understand trails planning, decision making, and trail project development. If you’re a trail enthusiast with big ideas, a trail advocate, a stewardship volunteer, or public agency staff person interfacing with local partners, this guide is for you.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Reclaiming Cleveland

Two key projects in revitalizing Cleveland are the Centennial Trail Lake Link and the "Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity" TIGER grant project.


posted May 16, 2018

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Reducing Impacts, Reusing Land, and Recycling a Healthy Lifestyle and Landscape

This session will promote the benefits of conducting critical focus on whether your area’s trails are really producing the healthy lifestyle benefits they should and at the lowest environmental impact possible.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Regional Trails – Connecting Rural and Urban Communities

Planning and implementation of three complex regional trail systems in three western states.


posted Jun 4, 2019

Regional Trails as the Spine of a Small Town and Rural Active Transportation Networks

by Richard Allen with Frontenac County, Ontario, Mike Rose with Alta Planning + Design, Ezra Lipton with Alta Planning + Design

Trails have the opportunity to seamlessly connect vast regions. They become the spine of an active transportation network, that connects people to areas beyond the trail’s reach.


posted Dec 5, 2019

Resource Protection and Monitoring Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in management of natural resources that host trails and greenways: monitoring impacts of visitors and natural processes; acquisition and protection of trail corridors; conservation and restoration of habitat and natural areas.


posted May 3, 2018

Rio Grande Trail Corridor Study: Trail Surfacing Report

This report sorts through the various choices for the most "economical and sustainable" types of trail surfacing options along the proposed Rio Grande Trail corridor from Belen to Sunland Park, New Mexico.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Roads to Trails

Learn the step-by-step process for a full mechanical road-to-trail conversion from planning and outreach to design, construction, and working with volunteers.


posted Aug 3, 2020

Safe Routes to Everywhere

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

Transportation connects people and places. It provides access to jobs, education, shopping and recreation. More than one-quarter of all trips we make are less than a mile — an easy walking distance — and nearly one-half of all trips are within three miles — an easy biking distance. Yet, we make more than 78 percent of these short trips by car.