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posted Jul 27, 2020

Business Impact of Monongalia River Trails System

This report summarizes a study of the business impact of the Mon River Trails System. A network of 48 miles of trails in north central West Virginia that has been in operation in‐whole or in‐part since 1998.


posted Apr 4, 2017

What’s a National Recreation Trail?

by American Trails Staff

From ancient waterways to old rail lines, National Recreation Trails are all about moving outdoor experiences.


posted Apr 19, 2024

Blackstone River Bikeway (2017)

The Blackstone River Bikeway is a 48-mile-long route connecting Worcester, Massachusetts with Providence, Rhode Island. The Bikeway generally follows the historic Blackstone River and utilizes an off-road multi-use path and an on-road facility.


posted Mar 27, 2017

Mary Anderson, REI

by American Trails Staff

Mary Anderson, Co-founder of REI


posted Mar 15, 2017

Pam Gluck honored with Roger and Harvey Bell Award

by Pam Gluck with American Trails

The Professional Trailbuilders Association has honored Pam Gluck with its 2017 Roger and Harvey Bell Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding service to the trails community. The award was presented at the PTBA Trailbuilders Conference in Bend, Oregon, March 15, 2017. Pam provided the following letter in her acceptance of the award.


posted Jan 29, 2020

Examining the Impacts of an Urban Greenway on Crime in Chicago

Using multiple analytical approaches, our study showed that creation of Chicago’s 606 was associated with decreases in violent, property, and disorderly crimes between 2011 and 2015


posted Apr 4, 2020

FAQ: Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Covenants 7th Edition

This article provides users with a state-of-the-art legal document and guidance to customize it to nearly any situation. No conservation easement document has benefited from more real-world testing, user scrutiny, and cycles of peer review.


posted Feb 1, 2017

A Tribute to David Burwell

by Chuck Flink with Greenways Inc.

David Burwell was a cofounder of the Rails to Trails Conservancy and one of the most influential champions for trails and greenways. He later established the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse and founded the Surface Transportation Policy Project.


posted May 3, 2018

Fox River Corridor Redevelopment Plan

This plan provides a framework for the City of Appleton to help encourage continued transition of targeted redevelopment areas to new and productive uses.


posted Nov 1, 2023

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks

by Federal Highway Administration

The Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks report is a resource and idea book intended to help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessible, comfortable, and active travel for people of all ages and abilities.


posted Jul 27, 2020

Assessing the Economic Impact and Health Effects of Bicycling in Minnesota

by Minnesota Department of Transportation

This project estimated the economic impact of the bicycling industry and events in Minnesota, estimated bicycling infrastructure use across the state, and assessed the health effects of bicycling in the Twin Cities metropolitan area (TCMA).


posted Jul 15, 2022

Assessing the Influence of Sustainable Trail Design and Maintenance on Soil Loss

Results from a review of the literature and three scientific studies are presented to model and clarify the influence of factors that substantially influence trail soil loss and that can be manipulated by trail professionals to sustain high traffic while minimizing soil loss over time.