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CityLab Daily: A Bike Trail From Sea to Shining Sea

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Nature’s bike lane: If you’ve ever imagined calling it quits and just biking across the U.S., the Great American Rail-Trail may be just what you’re looking for. Once it’s finished, that is. This week, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy revealed its preferred route for a coast-to-coast trail that traces old railroad routes from Washington, D.C., to Seattle—traversing 12 states and about 3,700 miles. There are about 90 gaps in that trail route, with the most substantial links missing in Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. All told, it could take another decade or two to complete the trail (so don’t give your two-weeks notice just yet).