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A rail trail tale.

Rails-to-trails projects are a great way to revitalize long-forgotten infrastructure and turn it into something useful—a wide, usually gently sloping trail for walking, cycling, rolling, and more. Learn how the idea came about, and then get to the fun stuff: making it happen in your community.

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Empty lot = blank canvas.

What can you do with a vacant lot? Turn it into a park and hold salsa nights and acrobatics shows, of course. See how this cultural hub came about and get inspired for your revitalization project.

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Light it up.

So, in case you didn’t notice, this was a theme for us this month: in the second article in our rails-to-trails series, we turned our attention to trail lighting. Good news—the five considerations listed here are helpful for any trail you're working on, not just rails-to-trails projects.

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High Line 2.0.

If you read the article mentioned in the first post above, you’ll know about the High Line, a transformed rail line in New York’s West Side. Well, wait till you see what Lissoni Architettura proposes for a second elevated walkway in the Big Apple. We’ll keep you hanging.

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Don’t go off the rails with your spending.

Revitalizing aging infrastructure and turning it into something new (like, you guessed it, railway tracks) is a great way to refresh your city. But how can your project get funding? We have some ideas.

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Do you have a project to share with us? Send in the details and images, and your project could be featured in this newsletter. Submit your project information to get started.

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