OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

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Intersection Crossings

The Ohio River Trail Council supports the installation of innovative traffic safety technology designed to help motorists and bike path users coexist more safely. These early warning systems for recreational path and public road intersections provide an advance, active alert to approaching vehicles that path users are at or near the intersection. The combined technologies of motion activation (infrared detection), solar power and radio communication make these systems an affordable safety solution.

 

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I thought of that [Theory of Relativity] while riding my bicycle.    
—Albert Einstein
In down times I do things like go for a long bike ride or run. The other thing I'm doing in that quiet time is just observing.
—Robin Williams
Greenways and trails offer a new way of looking at how a community’s cultural, historic, recreational and conservation needs fit into an overall picture that also includes economic growth. With their emphasis on connections, greenways and trails allow community leaders to consider how existing parks and open spaces can become part of a network of green that supports wildlife, pleases people, and attracts tourists and clean industry. 
—Office of Greenways and Trails, Florida Dept of Environmental Protection, Thinking Green: A Guide to the Benefits and Costs of Greenways and Trails, 1998
Trails have multiple values and their benefits reach far beyond recreation. Trails can enrich the quality of life for individuals, make communities more livable, and protect, nurture, and showcase America’s grandeur by traversing areas of natural beauty, distinctive geography, historic significance, and ecological diversity. Trails are important for the nation’s health, economy, resource protection and education.  
—American Trails, Trails for All Americans report, 1990
Happiness, freedom, exhilaration, self-confidence, assertion, friendships, creative thinking, and physical fitness are gifts my bicycle has wrapped up and tied with a bow for me to unwrap every day! 
—Beth Geohagan
The forgotten outdoorsmen of today are those who like to walk, hike, ride horseback, or bicycle. For them we must have trails as well as highways… I am requesting therefore, that the Secretary of the Interior work with his colleagues in the federal government and with state and local leaders and recommend to me a cooperative program to encourage a national system of trails, building up the more than [one] hundred thousand miles of trails in our National Forests and Parks... In the backcountry we need to copy the great Appalachian Trail in all parts of our country.    
—Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States

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