Monthly Archives March 2017

David Burwell, who saw bike paths where trains once ran, passes away at 69

  David Burwell, the co-founder and first president of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a Washington-based organization that has led nationwide efforts to convert thousands of miles of unused railroad corridors to trails and parklands, died Feb. 1 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 69. He had complications from acute myeloid leukemia, said his wife, Irene Burwell. Inspired in part by his mother, who helped create an 11-mile bike trail on Cape Cod, Mass., Mr. Burwell was instrumental in building a national movement to preserve green space and to provide options for alternative modes of transportation. As thousands of miles
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