01 – Who will use the rail trail?
Cyclists would probably be one of the largest groups of users. However, a rail trail is a community path that, if appropriately designed, can accommodate many kinds of users including walkers, runners, and families with strollers. In many communities, walkers are the largest users of rail trails. In the winter, cross-country skiers may use the trails. Well-trained cyclists who log lots of miles at high speeds are unlikely to use the rail trail. Most such cyclists prefer to use the roads. The cycling users of the rail trails are more likely to be families with children.