As Congress plans for the country’s economic recovery from COVID-19, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has been collecting compelling opportunities for trail and active transportation networks to play a critical role in getting people back to work while contributing to healthy, safe and equitable communities. This free webinar will give you an overview of how economic stimulus plans and reauthorization of the federal transportation law could advance trails and active transportation, and how you can help.
On Saturday, April 18, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) invites you to Celebrate Trails @ Home—an all-virtual national celebration of trails!
Held on the same day we would have gathered to celebrate Opening Day for Trails in person, this 2020 home-based celebration will bring together voices from the trails movement to share stories of hope, examples community resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and appreciation for trails everywhere. More Information.
During this time of extreme social distancing, much of the local guidance includes outdoor exercise as essential, and many public health experts are reinforcing the importance of being physically active. It’s vital to our wellness and boosting our immunity. However, many communities don’t have outdoor facilities equipped to handle the surge in use, especially as trails and parks close and limit access. For example, typical sidewalks, especially those in denser communities, are not wide enough to allow for 6 feet of social distancing.