The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is America’s oldest independent urban research and advocacy organization, proposing and advising City legislators for over 90 years regarding public works and transportation. Their most recent report proposes an interconnected network of nature trails covering 1,650 miles all throughout the Tri-State area.
Connecting the region’s precious open spaces together and to our communities via a network of trails would catalyze economic development, and boost recreational opportuni- ties, improving health and quality of life while enhancing the biodiversity of our natural systems. This vision is in keeping with other ambitious regional networks that RPA has included in previous plans and successfully advocated for over our history, from the parkway and transit systems to the concept of a regional Greensward.
Check out the full report for more information on the proposed Tri-State Trail Network, the RPA, or the rest of their urban planning proposals.
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