Case Study No. 8: Organizing Citizen Support and Acquiring Funding for Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails

National Bicycling and Walking Study

Federal Highway Administration

Using four case studies and the collective experience of national and local trail advocates, this study identifies a five-stage development process through which most trail projects pass: initiation, advocacy, acquisition, development, and operation/management. While each development phase is important to the successful development of a rail-trail, study findings suggest that building a broad base of community support is perhaps the most essential ingredient.

This report is one of twenty-four reports in the National Bicycling and Walking Study series.

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Plans and Policies, Funding

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