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Jake Lynch

Jake Lynch

Jake is marketing and media-relations specialist at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

New Fatality Data Shows Transportation Spending Doesn’t Match Transportation Reality

The release of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) annual report on traffic fatalities made the news last week for one significant reason: for the first time since 2005, the number of people killed on U.S. roads increased – up 3.3 percent from 2011. What does this mean for those of us who walk or bike… Read more »

Walking is the Pill That Could Start a Healthcare Revolution

The next big health care breakthrough – which could cut rates of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and Alzheimer’s by at least 40 percent and save Americans $100 billion a year – comes from a place you’d least expect. On your block. At the park. Everywhere. So what’s this amazing treatment, which also happens to… Read more »

Business Opportunities and Ecotourism Abound at Rail Trail in Berkshires

We see it more and more these days – rail-trails as economic development assets. Cities and towns across America are developing rail-trail networks in order to make their area more attractive, drawing new residents and businesses and providing an environment where people want to live. We are also seeing entrepreneurs finding business opportunities connected to… Read more »