From the outset, the Capital Trails Coalition recognized the deep inequities in our urban and suburban environment and their roots in generations of unjust structural barriers, policies, practices, attitudes, language and cultural messages. Our unequal transportation system – from the […]
Meet Our New Trails Coalition Coordinator, Kevin O’Brien! I arrive at WABA eager and excited to advocate for the completion and growth of a world-class network of multi-use trails. This comes after having spent several months in 2021 hiking a very […]
On October 7th, NOVA Parks, the City of Falls Church, and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) held a ribbon-cutting for the newly opened dual-trail segment along the W&OD Trail! WABA’s Acting Executive Director, Kristin Frontiera, spoke enthusiastically about the […]
When the Capital Trails Coalition was founded, our goal was to serve as a entity where collaboration and coordination between public and private organizations, agencies, and neighborhood groups would thrive to advance the completion of an interconnected network of multi-use trails. […]
Join the Capital Trails Coalition for a ~12-mile bike ride of the Henson Creek Trail! We explore areas that have recently been improved, highlight how the trail fits into the broader Capital Trails Network, and discuss areas for future improvements. […]
It’s an exciting time for trail enthusiasts: over the past four months, we’ve seen several major wins for trails from the federal to local level. We are excited to share a few of the trail developments happening across the region. […]
On April 15th, Fairfax County held their public hearing on the County Executive’s Proposed FY 2022 Operating & Capital Improvement Plan Budgets.
In September 2020 WABA and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) conducted a focus group to better understand trail awareness and safety among DC area residents and to understand barriers (those real and perceived) that may prevent residents from utilizing trails more regularly.
It’s getting warmer, flowers are starting to bloom, spring is in the air… and it’s budget season!! Each year, each jurisdiction goes through the budget process, and a key part of this process is community input through public hearings. Typically […]
More people walking and biking, all day long!