Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #825- Jan 15, 2018

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Our common goal is the creation of a nationwide network of multi-use trails—local, regional, and national systems—that allow walkers, bicyclists, people with disabilities, equestrians, runners, skiers, hikers, and others to enjoy the beauty of the American landscape.

—DAVID BURWELL, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and WILLIAM SPITZER, Chief, Recreation Resources Assistance Division, National Park Service, 1993


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #818- Jan 8, 2018

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No single individual should be able to unravel the tapestry of railroad corridors in our nation which took generations to weave together, at the expense of the great sweat and toil of American workers.

—STEWART UDALL, former Secretary of the Interior from 1961–69 and former Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Board Member, 1998


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #783- Dec 4, 2017

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In the nineteenth century we built the railroad system and in the twentieth century we built the highway system. In the 21st century we will reconnect America with a network of trails and greenways. My vision is to change the map of American.

—DAVID BURWELL, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (2000), 1947-2017


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #728- Oct 10, 2017

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Trails and parks are as necessary to communities as roads, sewer systems and utility grids.

—PETER HARNICK, Converting Rails to Trails, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #706 – Sept 18, 2017

Conference Theme:

Going Places…….

—4th National Rails-to-Trails Conference, Concord, CA, September 29 – October 2, 1993


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #642 – July 16, 2017

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Towns which have rail-trails are better places to live, work, recreate and raise a family; towns without these greenways are poorer for the lack of them.

—PETER HARNICK, Converting Rails to Trails, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #595 – May 30, 2017

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Of the many hurdles that rails-to-trails advocates confront, the basic one is fear—fear by landowners of outsiders, fear by park managers of unexpected costs or liability, fear by politicians of trying something new. Virtually all these fears have proven groundless….

—PETER HARNICK, Converting Rails to Trails, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #547 – April 12, 2017

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Converting an abandoned rail corridor into a trail is not always an easy task, but it is one whose rewards to your community and region will continue far into the future.

—PETER HARNICK, Converting Rails to Trails, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #400 – Nov 16, 2016

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It’s truly ironic that this country spends millions of dollars each year building new trail systems while an already-established system of trail corridors along some of our most scenic vistas is melting away before our very eyes [testimony before President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors].

—DAVID BURWELL, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1987


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #371 – Oct 18, 2016

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Trails not only connect us with each other, they connect us with ourselves. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted knew this, and designed his pathways for reverie: gentle, winding, and somehow private. Communities with no place to daydream are communities without imagination.

—DAVID BURWELL, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 2001


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