Rails-To-Trails: A New Paradigm

Unused rails are being converted into important urban trail infrastructure.
November 21, 2003, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In Rhode Island, connecting trails to urban land uses means that users can connect to communities and accomplish life tasks with environmentally friendly transport "In the past, recreational trails were typically located outside cities...ow we're entering a new kind of paradigm, looking at how trails can be used as transportation corridors, located in dense residential areas where they connect people to places they want to go...The rails-to-trails movement converts out-of-use railroad rights of way to trails. In doing so it has become increasingly important to developing urban trail infrastructure, since rail corridors often run through the middle of towns and are ready-made and mostly flat."

Thanks to Mary DeBacker

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Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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