Tag: Rails to Trails Conservancy

Bike trail ruling by Supreme Court may have limited scope

Most rails-to-trails projects in the US will not be affected by this week’s Supreme Court ruling, according to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

That assessment follows a US Supreme Court ruling (Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust vs the United States) that the federal government could not turn a particular abandoned railroad right-of-way in Wyoming into a bicycle trail. That …

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Supreme Court ruling deals uncertain future for rails-to-trails program

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of a group of Wyoming landowners on Monday in a case that could create a costly and major stumbling block for the rails-to-trails program.

The court ruled that when the federal government gave away land to private landowners under an 1875 law, and that land was later …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/10/supreme-court-ruling-deals-uncertain-future-for-rails-to-trail-program/

Vintage Washington map shows today’s rails-to-trail network

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for maps, especially older ones. Sometimes I think that’s one reason I like to explore by bicycle — it gives me a chance to follow those blue lines on a map at a snail’s pace.

So you can imagine my reaction when the Mountains to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/30/vintage-washington-map-shows-todays-rails-to-trail-network/

US Supreme Court battle threatens rail-trails

See update, March 10, 2014 — “Supreme Court ruling deals uncertain future for rails-to-trails program.”

A Wyoming landowner’s challenge to a law that helps establish rail-trails for bicyclists and others on abandoned railroad right-of-ways could add a layer of uncertainty to development of rails to trails in the future.

There could be implications in Washington …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/15/supreme_court_battle_threatens_rail_trails/