Great American Rail-Trail

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

A mile marker showing mile zero of the Great Allegheny Passage, which is a bike and pedestrian path that begins in Cumberland, Maryland and ends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Measuring the Economic Impact of the Great Allegheny Passage

Small communities once dependent on coal, coke, paper, lumber, and manufacturing now have a 150-mile bike and pedestrian path contributing to the local economy.

December 2, 2021 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Underline

Dreaming Big with Bike Infrastructure

A nationwide network of bike and pedestrian trails could give drivers new options for planning their next cross-country adventure.

October 12, 2020 - Fast Company

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh-to-Cleveland Corridor Would Be Major Addition to National Trail Network

The 220-mile route would connect the two cities and could potentially boost the economies of communities along the stretch.

April 7, 2020 - Pittsburg Post-Gazette

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

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.