In 2019, the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) unveiled the planned route, completion statistics, and more for The Great American Rail-Trail, which will span the United States from Washington, D.C., to Washington State. The route will traverse 12 states and the District of Columbia over 3,700 miles (5,954 km). Trail criteria were developed to ensure the Great American Rail-Trail would provide safe, non-motorized travel on a route that is entirely bikeable.
The RTC just released some updated statistics on the project, which include over $34,000,000 funds raised, 120 miles of new trail in development, 60 miles of new trail added since 2019, and 8 of the 12 states along the route have introduced new trail segments since the route was initially developed.
The RTC put together a detailed video update on the project, which you can watch below. After that, head over to RailsToTrails.org to learn more.
Make sure to dig into these related articles for more info...
FILED IN (CATEGORIES & TAGS)
Please keep the conversation civil, constructive, and inclusive, or your comment will be removed.