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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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #350 – Sept 27, 2016

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Besides providing a high-quality, close-to-home recreational experience rail-trails 1) support wildlife, 2) protect adjacent rivers from soil runoff and other forms of pollution, 3) save historic transportation corridors, depots, and other forms of architectural and engineering features of our railroad heritage, and 4) preserve corridors for potential reconversion to rail use in the future. They help make urban areas livable and rural areas accessible.

—DAVID BURWELL, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1988


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #301 – Aug 9, 2016

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….most trails are safer for bicycle and pedestrian use than the major alternatives such as public highways and roads. This point can be put another way: the risks of liability for bicycle and pedestrian use of trails are less than those associated with similar use of streets and highways. The reason is the user is less likely to be hit by a car or to run afoul of the detritus thrown from cars or other vehicles when the user is on a trail were such vehicles are prohibited. Indeed, the relative safety of trails is one of the major reasons that they are so popular with pedestrians and cyclists.

—CHARLES MONTANGE, Preserving Abandoned Railroad Rights-of-Way for Public Use: A Legal Manual, 1989


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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #269 – July 8, 2016

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….due to some quirks of history that won’t be repeated, we do have one last chance to save urban land—linear open space—in rather large chunks and weave them into a connected system of trails and greenways … it is an opportunity we can’t afford to miss.

—DAVID BURWELL, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 2000


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