A new report issued by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy entitled “Active Transportation: Beyond Urban Centers, Walking and Bicycling in Small Towns and Rural America” designated the C-U area as #8 among all cities in the nation. This is an impressive accomplishment for our community.
Besides Champaign-Urbana ranking #8 there are several interesting quotes included in the report: “In Billings—and I think throughout the country – there has been a paradigm shift. Trails are no longer viewed as community amenities: they’re truly viewed as an essential infrastructure for business recruitment.” (CEO, Billings, Montana, Chamber of Commerce)
The entire report can be found at: http://www.railstotrails.org/resources/flipbooks/2012_bucreport/buc_report.html#/1/