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posted Jan 21, 2020

Use and Nonuse of a Rail Trail Conversion for Physical Activity: Implications for Promoting Trail Use

The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.

categories: rails-to-trails
tags: benefits of trails, health, rails-to-trails

posted Jul 24, 2019

Life Adjacent to a Rail Trail

by Craig Della Penna

A trail advocate's bed & breakfast offers trail opponents a chance to spend the night next to a trail.

categories: rails-to-trails
tags: travel & tourism, rails-to-trails

posted Mar 13, 2018

Rail-Trails and Safe communities

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

A survey of all rail-trail managers in an effort to document the level of crime on trails, and identify the mitigation measures used by trail designers and managers.

categories: rails-to-trails
tags: crime and liability, safety, rails-to-trails

posted Mar 13, 2018

Trail Tourism: Promotion of the Katy Trail in Missouri

The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.

categories: rails-to-trails
tags: advertising, travel & tourism, marketing, rails-to-trails

posted Mar 5, 2018

Trail Operation and Maintenance Requirements

The County of Cumberland, NJ studied a series of railroad corridors for possible trail use including maintenance responsibilities. The Feasibility Study was written by Campbell Thomas & Co. of Philadelphia, PA.

categories: rails-to-trails
tags: maintenance, management and operation, rails-to-trails

posted Feb 1, 2017

A Tribute to David Burwell

by Chuck Flink with Greenways Incorporated

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.

categories: rails-to-trails
tags: memorial, rails-to-trails

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