Why Trails Matter
Making the case for active transportation
We believe safe and accessible trails and bikeways build stronger, more vibrant communities. Everyone should feel safe in making the choice to walk or bike in Greater Cincinnati.
What’s a trail?
When we say trail, we're generally speaking about any designated path for pedestrians and bicyclists that takes us from one point to another. Trails can be paved or unpaved, in a park or along a roadway. If it’s a path you use to travel, exercise or enjoy time outdoors, it’s a trail! Sidewalks, on-road bike lanes and paddling routes are important connections in our trail network, too.
Why are trails important?
Trails are welcoming public spaces for everyone to get outside and be active. Here’s some of the benefits to building a connected trail and bikeway network for the tri-state region.
improve public health
attract and retain talent
promote environmental sustainability
connect recreation facilities
increase transportation equity
Other Helpful Resources
- Resource Library
- Equitable and Inclusive Trails
- Promoting Equity in Trail Use and Programming
- Equitable Practices in Trail Planning
- Leveraging Data to Advance Equitable Planning and Development
- National Trail Count Program Dashboard