Bikeways Outside of Massachusetts
- National Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Find rail trails all over the U.S. at their
TrailLink web site.
Old Railroad Maps from the Library of Congress
- C & O Canal Trail
- The C & O Canal is a 184-mile-long National Historical Park. It
begins in Washington, D.C. and follows the Potomac River to Cumberland,
Maryland. The towpath is
most of the length of the park.
- Airline Rail Trail
- This rail-trail in Connecticut is currently only hikeable, but could become
part of a regional network of off-road bikeways.
- Chicago Area Bikeways
- This Chicago Tribune article describes the significant abount
of bikeway activity in the Chicago area in 1995.
- Cowboy Trail
- A 321-mile trail across Nebraska, destined to be the nation's longest rail
trail. Tony Hiss talks about riding on it in his
article in the December 1997 Atlantic Monthly.
- East Bay Bike Path
- Rhode Island's premiere bikepath, probably the best in the Northeastern
United States, has a great web site put together by Scott Morin. It is 14.5
miles long and runs south from East Providence to Bristol along Naragansett Bay.
There is also an official site.
- Euro Velo
- This project of the
European Cyclists' Federation
proposes to tie all of Europe together in a network of
routes which reach every corner of the continent. It seems like the system
is still in the planning stages, though the first route was supposed to open
- Farmington River Greenway
- A 25-mile greenway in central Connecticut which could eventually connect
Springfield, Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut. It is part of the
East Coast Greenway, and is being
built town by town.
- Fox Valley Trail
- This trail follows Illinois Fox River north from Aurora to the Wisconsin border,
passing through many towns and cities along the way, including Elgin, where my family
settled in the 1840's and my father grew up, Algonquin, where my mother grew up, and
Dundee, where I grew up. Here's a map of much of the trail
from this site at IIT.
- Genesee Valley Greenway
- The Genesee Valley Greenway follows the path of the abandoned Genesee
Valley Canal and Pennsylvania Railroad, passing through two counties, several
villages and nine towns in western New York.
- Grand Illinois Trail
- The Grand Illinois Trail is a planned 475-mile trail through northern
Illinois that will link Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River and connect
metropolitan Chicago, Rockford and the Quad Cities with rural communities,
State Parks and other Illinois attractions.
- Illinois Prairie Path
- This 55-mile-long biking, hiking, jogging, equestrian, and nature trail
in Chicago's western suburbs is one of the oldest rail-trails in the U.S.
Their Virtual Museum
tells the history of this path and the origins of the rail-trail movement.
- Katy Trail
- This 200-mile rail trail across Missouri is one of the longest in the
nation. The web site has a nice segment by segment guide with pictures.
- LA to Pasadena Bicycle Tollway
- The California Cycleway Company was established in 1897 to build a
bikeway from Pasadena to Los Angeles. Now in 1996, a new group spear
headed by Dennis Crowley has been created to build the Arroyo Seco Bikeway.
- Palo Alto CA Bicycle Boulevard
- The Bicycle Boulevard uses a variety of traffic-calming techniques to create
an on-street alternative to high-speed, high-traffic-volume streets.
La Route Verte
- Velo Quebec's
provice-wide network of green bike routes.
- Rails-to-Trails in WEST VIRGINIA
- Information about 16 rail trails in West Virginia.
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