Rails-Trails and Community Sentiment

A Study of Opposition to Rails-Trails and Strategies for Success

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

"This report examines 125 trails that opened between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021 in an effort to accurately depict the level of opposition that trail projects routinely encounter... The study finds that 85% of trails opened with either no opposition or with landowner and citizen concerns addressed through outreach to the community. In addition, this study takes a closer look at rail-trail opponents, why some rail-trail projects fail, and some of the many rail-trail success stories."

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Plans and Policies

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