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published Sep 1, 2016

Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation

by Federal Highway Administration

The 2016-2021 Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation builds on 25 years of progress toward increasing walking and biking safety and activity throughout the United States. The 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study: Transportation Choices for Changing America set the stage for advancing safe, accessible, comfortable, and well-used pedestrian and bicycle transportation networks, with a focus on increasing trips and reducing injuries and fatalities.


published May 16, 2019

Building Trail Culture

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward

by Amy Camp, Principal, Cycle Forward


published Jul 15, 2020

American Trails “Shovel-ready” Trail Project Survey

The purpose of the American Trails “Shovel-ready” Trail Project Survey, conducted between May 13th and 30th, 2020, was to document the contribution the trails community can make to the American economic response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


published Apr 1, 2020

Thinking of Hitting the Trail During COVID-19? Answer These 5 Questions First.

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Before you go on any outdoor adventures you need to ask yourself these questions to confirm if your plans are safe and appropriate.


published Jun 17, 2020

Great News on the Great American Outdoors Act!

by American Trails Staff

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.


published May 27, 2020

Action Alert: Please Support RTP By Sending Letters From Your Organizations

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Encouraging that HR 5797, “The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Full Funding Act of 2020” be included in the transportation reauthorization bill currently being drafted


published May 21, 2020

An Open Letter Encouraging Designating New National Recreation Trails

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.


published May 18, 2020

Gear Up for National Trails Day!

National Trails Day is coming up fast, so 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.


published May 14, 2020

Action Alert: National Survey of Shovel-ready Trail Projects

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.


published May 13, 2020

Submit Your Trail Infrastructure Projects for CARES Act Funding

by Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.


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posted Jun 18, 2020

1,300 Trail Projects Can Put Americans To Work

Nearly 1,300 trail projects are waiting for infrastructure funding to help put Americans back to work and meet the burgeoning trail use numbers coming out of the pandemic.


posted Mar 5, 2020

Action Alerts

Are you worried about the future of our trails and public lands, but not sure what you can do? Calling your congressional delegation about trails issues is one of the most powerful things we can do as individuals.


posted Feb 28, 2020

Issues and Policy

Coordinated advocacy efforts will benefit all Americans through increased influence via strong, coherent, and coordinated messaging on legislation and policy.


posted Feb 28, 2020

Policy Positions and Guidance

Bringing together the collective force of American Trails members, partners, and allies


posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community


posted Feb 20, 2020

Trails Are Transportation

Trails are critical infrastructure and, as such, they should receive the financial and human resource allocations necessary to maintain their critical role.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Threats to Trails


Results from the Business Directory


Johnson County Park and Recreation District, KS

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

For the past 60 years the Johnson County Park and Recreation District has been enhancing the lives of the citizens of Johnson County through its parks, quality of programs, professionalism and response to developing tren...

American Trails Member


7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66219-9723
(913) 438-7275

Wisconsin ATV/UTV Association, Inc.

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

WATVA promotes shared leaderships that strengthen the ability of organizations at the most local level. To best support and offer effective assistance to our members, our focus remains on helping form new OHV groups, off...


1539 N. 33rd Place, Suite A, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081
(920) 694-0583 • [email protected]

Anchorage Park Foundation

Anchorage, Alaska

Engage Anchorage schools in nearby trails, parks, streams, and natural habitats to educate students and staff about community assets and enrich neighborhoods through increased local awareness. Establish connections with...


3201 C St. Suite 110, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
(907) 274-1003 • [email protected]

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