Rails-to-Trails

December 3, 2015, 8am PST
A bike trail can be much more than a bike trail.
Tampa Bay Times
December 2, 2015, 1pm PST
There's still a long way to go to get to the finish line on the conversion of a rail corridor into a bike trail that could connect important parts of the city, but Cincinnati is currently pulling lots of purse strings to make it happen.
Cincinnati Business Courier
November 3, 2015, 7am PST
As a symbol of a changing economy and a changing city, the rails-to-trails conversion of the Manayunk Bridge in Philadelphia bears close scrutiny.
Plan Philly
July 15, 2015, 2pm PDT
CityLab presents a feature extravaganza about the nation's 21,000-mile-long network of trails converted from former rail lines.
CityLab
March 11, 2014, 12pm PDT
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a private land owner in Wyoming, who sued to reclaim land once granted to a railroad under an 1875 law. The ruling undermines the legality of the nation’s network of public trails built on former rail right-of-way.
SCOTUS Blog
October 25, 2013, 6am PDT
A dispute over ownership of a strip of abandoned Pacific Railroad Company line in Wyoming will test the legal underpinnings of thousands of miles of rail-trails throughout the Unites States.
DC.Streetsblog
August 5, 2013, 6am PDT
Michigan is a national leader in rail-to-trail conversions, but a mining company in the Upper Peninsula will necessitate the first "reactivation" of a trail in the state. The federal Rails to Trails law sanctions such conversions.
Detroit Free Press
July 14, 2013, 11am PDT
In addition to Philadelphia, Chicago, and Jersey City, add Cleveland to the list of cities inspired by New York's High Line to consider converting its old rail infrastructure into an open space amenity.
The Architect's Newspaper Blog