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Webinar: The Role of Trails, Walking and Biking in COVID-19 Management
July 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
As the nation works to manage the spread of COVID-19, having access to trails and safe spaces for walking and biking has been essential to people’s health, safety and well-being. Nationwide, trail use spiked to rates 200% higher than last year, bike counts on trails hit a high point of more than 350% higher than last year, and people are reporting trails that are busier at every hour of the day than normal. In many places, trails were one of the only spaces available for walking and biking while separated from vehicle traffic. In places where trails haven’t been available, some have advocated to re-purpose streets for walking and biking while others have struggled to find ways to safely be active outside.
Join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, along with experts in the transit, transportation planning, and local economic development fields for a discussion about the actions we need to take now in the early stages of planning for recovery. Registration.