Bike Trails

Row of six cyclists riding down asphalt road with large trees on side.

Twin Cities Suburbs Look to Improve Bike Facilities

Communities around Minneapolis and St. Paul are working to build more robust bike infrastructure networks.

May 13, 2024 - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Snowy path with trees on both sides near Denver, Colorado.

Denver Canal Trail to Receive $100 Million Upgrade

The funding will support maintenance and repair projects along the 71-mile High Line Canal.

March 21, 2024 - 5280

View from behind of woman wearing helmet on bicycle riding on concrete causeway with water on either side.

A National Bike Trail Network Is Slowly Growing

Around the United States, new bike lanes and trails are connecting communities via two (or three) wheels.

March 20, 2024 - Associated Press

Sign for Great Western Trail near Chicago, Illinois.

Advocates Champion the Great Western Trail

A Chicago walking and biking trail along a former railroad right-of-way has been a labor of love for local residents.

January 14, 2024 - Active Transportation Alliance

Old railroad line overgrown with grass with cars parked in background

San Jose Walk/Bike Trail Moves Forward

The new trail will offer key connections to a new BART station and other local trails.

September 15, 2023 - The Mercury News

Satellite map of Lake Tahoe area indicating upcoming bikeway projects

The ‘Great Bike Infrastructure Project’

A new mapping project envisions a coordinated national push for bikeways.

August 16, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Route 6 highway in Massachusetts with fall trees on either side

Provincetown Proposes New Car-Free Trail

An underused highway could become a pedestrian and bike trail connecting the Cape Cod town to its beaches.

June 4, 2023 - Streetsblog Mass

Rendering with map overlay of Southwest Greenway route

New Greenway Segment Opens in Detroit

Another part of the 27.5-mile Joe Louis Greenway made its debut in Corktown.

June 1, 2023 - Urbanize Detroit

Benches along lit paved bike trail adjacent to freeway overpass in Albany, New York

Albany Freeway Ramp Reimagined as Park, Trail

An underused freeway exit ramp is now an inviting linear park that connects the city to the Hudson River.

May 31, 2023 - Public Square

Aerial view of Atlanta BeltLine paved bike trail surrounded by green trees

Trees Beautify Segment of Atlanta’s BeltLine

A local nonprofit planted 500 trees along a previously unimpressive segment of the bike and walking trail, creating an ‘instant forest’ effect.

May 30, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Rendering of pedestrian and bike bridge over multilane road

Seattle Area to Get Three New Pedestrian Bridges

Three major connection projects are slated to open in the next year, bringing a comprehensive regional bikeway network one step closer to reality.

May 16, 2023 - The Urbanist

Aerial view of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at sunset

Sioux Falls To Update Bike and Pedestrian Plans

The South Dakota city wants to encourage more biking and develop a comprehensive bike trail network.

May 12, 2023 - Sioux Falls Simplified

Rendering of Joe Lewis Greenway at crossing withh street with green striped crosswalk

Detroit Opens Segment of Joe Lewis Greenway

The newly opened segment, which features playground equipment and public lawns, is part of a 27.5 mile greenway that will loop through four cities.

November 8, 2022 - WDET

Two cyclists on a paved bike trail through short grass with Dallas buildings in background

Dallas Names 66-Mile Bike and Walking Trail

When complete, the newly named DFW Discovery Trail will incorporate 50 miles of existing trails into a regional ‘super highway.’

August 19, 2022 - The Dallas Morning News

Two cyclists on a wooden bike bridge across a bayou with downtown Houston skyline in background

Houston Bike Advocates Propose Two Bridges Across White Oak Bayou

An as-yet-unfunded proposal to build two new bridges would create essential connections and help riders avoid a mile-plus detour.

August 18, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

Seattle Redesigns Long-Delayed Ballard Bike Trail

Seattle officials hope a simplified design that avoids relocating railroad tracks will let the decades-old Ballard bike trail project move forward.

November 5, 2021 - The Seattle Times

Barton Springs Greenway, Central Texas

Central Texas Town Approves New Trail Network

Kyle trail master plan will tie into a 100-mile Central Texas network connecting greenways in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

October 12, 2021 - KXAN Austin News

Bike Path

New Bikeways Coming to Atlanta This Year

Several new bike projects in the Atlanta area are slated to begin construction this year.

April 7, 2021 - Atlanta Magazine

Cross Country Bike Trail

Revealed: A Plan to Build a Continuous Bike Trail Across the United States

Motorists have been able to drive across the country for more than a century. People on bikes will get their day soon, too.

May 12, 2019 - CityLab

Chicago Bike Trail

Chicago's 606 Bike Path Made Gentrification Inevitable, Expert Claims

Because the rails to trails project left housing up to the market, rising rents were inevitable, claims a new report.

December 22, 2018 - Crain's

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