published Jul 15, 2020
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 Mar 2, 2020
Tyler Ray with American Hiking Society
On behalf of the thousands of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we urge appropriators to adequately invest in our nation’s trails.
published Oct 13, 1995
Skye Ridley with American Trails
Keynote Address to the Arizona State Trails Conference
published Apr 4, 2004
Steve Elkinton with National Park Service
Trails and greenways advocates need to think more broadly and to look at the larger values of trails in the context of "green infrastructure."
published May 22, 2010
King County Parks and Recreation
The King County Parks-EMBA partnership is an excellent example of how a public-private partnership can leverage funds in tight fiscal times to create, maintain, and program a unique, world-class trails system that is open and accessible for all to enjoy.
published Sep 16, 2015
Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
published Jun 1, 2008
Herb Hiller with East Coast Greenway Alliance
East Coast Greenway Alliance helps drive Florida and Georgia trail planning and development.
published Sep 1, 2016
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
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward
by Amy Camp, Principal, Cycle Forward
posted Jun 18, 2020
COVID-19 has created an economic downturn. Over 1,000 trail projects are waiting for funding to help put Americans back to work.
posted Mar 5, 2020
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
Coordinated advocacy efforts will benefit all Americans through increased influence via strong, coherent, and coordinated messaging on legislation and policy.
posted Feb 28, 2020
Bringing together the collective force of American Trails members, partners, and allies
posted Feb 25, 2020
Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community
posted Feb 20, 2020
Trails are critical infrastructure and, as such, they should receive the financial and human resource allocations necessary to maintain their critical role.