Rails to Trails connects Chattanooga's neighborhoods to each other and to the city's expanding parks and greenways by identifying high-potential rail corridors within the city that could be converted to rail-trails or rails-with-trails to build upon the City's Complete Streets planning. The project leaders see Chattanooga’s rail corridors as a key to connecting Chattanooga’s neighborhoods with a safe, traffic-free, paved trail network. An increase in the city’s accessibility can create special recreational and health benefits for all Chattanoogans, provide new opportunities to locals who are unable to drive, and encourage new interactions between neighbors.
Project Leader: Jim Johnson
Winner of Causeway Challenge I in 2014 that asked “How can we make Chattanooga a more connected city?"