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Growing the Conversation: Rail-Trail as Community Development Asset

It is great to see communities back home in Australia tapping into the conversation about the many economic and social benefits of trail creation. As we continue to refine our … Continue reading

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Helping Build the New Detroit

Ever since I visited Detroit in support of RTC’s Trail Development team last year, I’ve been keen to tell the story of all the great things happening behind biking, walking … Continue reading

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RTC Makes Some New Friends at Momentum Mag

Since I first discovered Momentum Magazine (smart living by bike) earlier this year I’ve been impressed by their very accessible and positive coverage of trails and biking. And so I made … Continue reading

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How Savvy Communications Put Muscle Behind Missouri Rail-Trail Campaign

I am proud to say that this past week we have set a new high watermark for just what smart and focused messaging can do to for the rail-trail movement.

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Mission: Sell Rail-with-Trail to the American Public

Today was a big day. I signed off on the latest issue of Rails to Trails magazine and in doing so launched our latest programmatic campaign: to sell the concept … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Healthy Young Hearts: the Beating Pulse of the Rail-Trail Mission

Everyone that works at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is passionate about our mission, which includes the statement “Building Healthier Places for Healthier People.” This, of course, has special relevance to our children. … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Simple Goals, Real Gains for Friendsville Trails Alliance

One of my favorite trail development projects this year has been helping the community of Friendsville, Maryland, in their effort to bring more attention to a rail-trail in their community. … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Good Communications – Another Tool for Building Trails

People often think of the function of Communications in organizations like RTC to be simply in support of its programmatic efforts – Communications serves to promote and publicize the real … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rail-Trail Movement Was Built On Local Champions Who Realized That “Someone” Was Them.

The effort of local residents to make good use of the derelict Reading Viaduct through the heart of downtown Philadelphia “is one such manifestation of the new urban. It is as much … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

America’s Next Generation of Trail Cities – Not Where You Think

The great thing about what we’re seeing with rail-trail development at the moment is that it’s ignoring all the preconceived notions of what we think we know about American cities. … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment
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