I'm (Charlie) in DC for EarthShare National meetings Thu and Fri, and since we have the National Trails Day workday on Barton Creek Greenbelt on Sat and I need to be back in Austin Friday night, I decided to come a day early, take it as a vacation day, rent a bike and ride another [...]
Today I went with about 40 others on a 15 mile (or so) bike trip along the River Trails, from N. Little Rock to the Big Dam Bridge (biggest ped/bike bridge) and back through woods, meadows, park land, public easements over private land (with several organizations that have bike commuters and facilities). Fantastic. Here's a [...]
Bikers to the left, walkers and runners to the right One of the speakers I was pleased to hear on Sunday during Day 1 of the National Trails Symposium was Eric Van Steenberg, Friends of the Katy Trail in Dallas. Since 1997, this non-profit has raised over $21 M to build a 3.5 mile, dual [...]
Charlie here, reporting after the first full day at the National Trails Symposium in Little Rock AR. This event happens every two years and is brought to life by the American Trails non-profit. In 2004, it was in Austin and I co-hosted one of the outdoor workshops. I'm just here to learn and after four [...]
We're in Pittsburgh for the Urban Parks Summit. Over 600 participants from 12 countries talking about parks funding, strategy and financing, among many other things. More news later this week, but first a few photos of parks and trails in and around downtown.....