Charleston Rail Line Linear Park Report

The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, with linear trails among the most popular of the new facilities. By connecting people with places, trails make communities more walkable and livable as children find safer routes to school, adults find cost-effective exercise and commuting options, neighborhoods find social gathering spots, and business districts find new ways for customers to reach them.

Across the country—from suburban Chicago's Illinois Prairie Path to Florida's Pinellas Trail to the Mineral Belt Trail in Leadville, Colorado—trails provide economic, environmental, and community-building values.

This report highlights the economic, environmental, and community-building benefits of a potential trail system in Charleston, South Carolina, by showcasing similar rails-to-trails projects from across the country.