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posted Mar 18, 2020

What Coronavirus Means for Outdoor Recreation

The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in widespread social distancing measures across the United States, but what does that mean for outdoor recreation? We are bringing you the latest news, updates, and announcements on cancellations, closures, alternative recreation experiences, and more.

categories: Community Development

posted Sep 17, 2018

FAQ: Our roads are in bad shape... why spend money on trails?

by American Trails Staff

There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.

categories: Community Development
tags: faq, urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Aug 21, 2018

A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

by Federal Highway Administration

This guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety. It includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian safety.

categories: Community Development
tags: walking, livable communities, urban trails, design

posted May 30, 2018

Separate Trails Divide; Shared Trails Build Community

Besides being unnecessary, monitoring and enforcing separate trails is a management nightmare.

categories: Community Development
tags: shared-use, safety, conflict

published Dec 12, 2019

ldaho’s Billion Dollar Motorized Recreation Industry

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

ldaho’s motorized recreation industry is BIG business

categories: Community Development
tags: benefits of trails, economic

posted Oct 31, 2019

Engaging the Health Community

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.

categories: Community Development
tags: benefits of trails, health, healthcare, partnerships

posted Oct 25, 2019

Florida’s Growing Trail Town Program

by Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

To recognize Florida’s trail towns, the Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) developed the Florida Trail Town program in 2018, inspired by the successful trail town programs of states such as Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

categories: Community Development
tags: livable communities, travel & tourism

published Oct 1, 2019

New Report Outlines How Active Transportation Transforms America

by American Trails Staff

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.

categories: Community Development

posted Apr 3, 2019

CRT's Recreational Trails Program Achievement Awards 2019 - Call for Nominations

by American Trails Staff

Nominations for the 2019 Coalition for Recreational Trails Achievement Awards are due May 1, 2019.

categories: Community Development
tags: coalition for recreational trails (crt), recreational trails program (rtp)

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posted Feb 25, 2020

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Parks and Trails New York

Parks & Trails New York is New York's leading statewide advocate for parks and trails, dedicated since 1985 to improving our health, economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space.


33 Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207
(518) 434-1583 • [email protected]

Piedmont Environmental Council

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) was founded in 1972 to promote and protect the Virginia Piedmont's rural economy, natural resources, history, and beauty. Headquartered in Warrenton, VA, we have offices throughou...


410 Water St E #700, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
(434) 977-2033 • [email protected]

Trails and Bikeways Council of Greater Redding

We are members of a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization located in Redding, CA. We intend to, through advocacy and collaboration with government agencies, other nonprofits, businesses, and community members, to facilitate...

American Trails Member


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