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Monday, November 4, 2013

Rails-to-Trails Heads to US Supreme Court


The American bicycle advocacy group Rails-to-Trails is headed to the US Supreme Court.

To quote the group:

"...the case pits a private landowner against established federal law that
allows former rail corridors created from public lands to be preserved
intact for public use - in this case a rail-trail that connects
to the Medicine Bow National Forest.

"Rails-to-Trails Conservancy was involved in this case last year, and
will once again be filing a brief - this time before the high

"This is a case that could have a lasting impact on the future of
rail-trails across the country. A win would reaffirm the grand vision
of our forefathers that explicitly held that these linear public
spaces should remain of and for the people.

"A loss would not only potentially block the public rail-trail
providing access to Medicine Bow National Forest, but would also
threaten rail-trails across America that utilize federally granted
rights of way

"As the only organization in America committed to defending the
preservation of railroad corridors for public access, Rails-to-Trails
Conservancy will be there in the Supreme Court fighting for trails and
transportation advocates nationwide."

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