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posted May 3, 2018

Green Threads in the Urban Fabric

by Stuart Macdonald

A comprehensive look at the elements of greenways and their benefits to communities.


posted Mar 5, 2018

Maintenance Checklist for Greenways and Urban Trails

by Jed Wagner with Denver Parks and Recreation Department

Denver has 130 miles of paved trails, open 24 hours a day and maintained for year-round use. Snow removal begins at 5 a.m. after winter storms.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Why Are Good Trails Important?

The Ontario Trails Strategy is a long-term plan that establishes strategic directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Home Sales Near Two Massachusetts Rail Trails

by Craig Della Penna with The Murphys Realtors, Trailside Team

The results show that houses near the trail sell for a higher proportion of the asking price and in about half the time that it took for houses in the general inventory.


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 Mar 13, 2018

Lanark County Recreational Trails Business Plan

This document describes the process in developing a Trails Business Plan that supports recreational use as well as economic development.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails in New Developments: A Case Study

by Roger Bell

With the growing frugality of government funding for trails, private developers can be significant partners in developing public trail systems.


posted Apr 3, 2018

Golf Course Bike Trails: Examples from Several Sources Nationwide

Results of discussion on trails along golf courses by a variety of trail managers. (2002-2005)


posted Jan 19, 2018

The (Almost) Perfect Trails Community

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc.

In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.


posted Jun 24, 2005

Bill Bliss Rides into the Sunset

by American Trails Staff

In 2006 Bill received the Lifetime Service Award from American Trails. He conducted a never-ending crusade for safer trails, bicycling, and bicycling facilities.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Painted Desert Trail, Arizona

This backcountry trail extends over a mile through Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.


posted Mar 27, 2018

North Augusta Greeneway, North Augusta, South Carolina

Named after former Mayor Thomas W. Greene, this rail trail links neighborhoods and parks.