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Rail Trails

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Our Mission

As NorthConsulting we are working with several states and cities to preserve and enhance the nature around us.

Preservation

Our planet is all we have. To make the most out of it, we start with what we already got.

Transformation

We transform currently useless areas into something useful, providing free recreational areas to the public.

Consulting

Many things can go wrong with major projects of this size. We are offering our advice to you.

Accomplishments

What We Are Proud Of

In the recent year of 2017, we have seen tremendous growth opportunities for environmental transformation projects. 

+ 9
Advised Projects
+ 50 %
productivity

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What we do

We provide lean advise and consulting regarding the transformation of unused rails into blooming trails for recreational use.

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Benefits of Cycling

So, Rail Trails are frequently used by cyclists who enjoy the smooth path. They know something you might not be aware of: The numerous benefits of cycling. Let’s dive right into the 10 most important ones.

Fitness

Cycling keeps you fit! If you ride your bike for one hour at a speed of 10 to 15 mph, your body consumes a whopping 500 calories! Especially the legs and bottom are happy about the training, but also the general well-being of the body and the endurance are increased by cycling. If you cycle to work, school or university every day, you can almost save the rest of the sports programme.

Independence

Waiting for the bus? Squeezing in the subway? Such inconveniences are a thing of the past with the use of the bicycle! With the bicycle, you are completely independent of these annoying everyday complaints. In addition, you can make your way through any traffic jam. With the right rainwear, you are even independent of wind and weather.

Favorable alternative

If you have to keep an eye on your wallet, there should be nothing closer than to get on your bike. The car has many costs: depreciation, taxes, insurance, several tank loads and repairs. The use of public transport will also tear a hole in your wallet over time. Cycling, on the other hand, is completely free except for the purchase and rare maintenance costs of the vehicle!

No annoying waiting times

The waiting for bus and train is over! And even annoying traffic jams can be gallantly avoided by bike. There is probably no more maneuverable vehicle to cheat its way through the dense city traffic. While others let the blockages in traffic take their last nerve away, you simply get on your bike and find your way through the turmoil. Even a voluntary detour is fun!

Environmental friendliness

Are you concerned about the environment? Cycling is a milestone on the way to climate-conscious behavior. Leave the car and get on your bike! In this way, you can make an active contribution – in the truest sense of the word – to an environmentally friendly life. emissions that you normally cause are thus reduced many times over!

Nature

Fields, meadows, and forests are just waiting to be explored by bike! There is a lot of nature in and around Berlin that you may never have seen before. Who knows what you’re missing?! Anyone who leaves the usual paths quickly finds out that there are a lot of new things to discover. That brings us to the next point:

Discover new things

On a bicycle, you suddenly perceive the apparently familiar surroundings in a completely new way. So you can get to know new things in the most famous corners of the city all at once. The big buzzwords here are perspective and speed: those who travel too fast, for example by car, miss out on the most beautiful sides of the surroundings. The all-round view on the bike also offers a special view. The following applies: The path is the goal!

Fun

Cycling is – as soon as it is properly learned – simply fun! Many people have found a new hobby in cycling. Cycling has been back in vogue for several years! A bike tour on a sunny Sunday will convince you: Then there are flocks of cyclists who enjoy the beautiful weather and stop here and there in one of the numerous restaurants in and around the capital.

Relaxation

Cycling through nature, the exercise in the fresh air, take a deep breath – who doesn’t find that relaxing? Cycling may seem strenuous at first glance, but soon you will get used to the movement and cycling will also be a recreational activity for you! Compared to walking, cycling has a big advantage that your legs don’t get tired so quickly – it’s also very relaxing, isn’t it?

Profit

Enjoyment is a top priority when cycling. Drive along a dirt road, the horizon in view – pure freedom! More and more people are discovering the pleasure of cycling for themselves. Once you have overcome the fears of learning to ride a bike, you can indulge in the light-hearted feeling of riding a bike.

Rail Trails

The Importance of Rail Trails in America

Open spaces clear to roam are not easy to find in some places. Fortunately, the closing of railroad tracks in the United States and other parts of the world provide an open line of cleared paths for the public to travel. This makes the use of rail trails a great idea for active people. 

Old rail lines, long forgotten and unused are turned into relaxing spaces for biking, horseback riding, walking, or cycling. Trails are long flat strips of land that goes for miles through communities, tree-lined areas, and historical properties. 

The Rail to trail organization began in 1986 with David Burwell and Peter Harnik. Saving these historical trails was the intent of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act. 

Citizens donate money and effort into saving and developing rail trails for public use. This organization also provides pictures and maps of rail trails, so people have an easier time traveling from one trail to the next. 

Many cities are participating in the development of walking and biking tracks that provide a space for people to exercise. Visitors travel from every facet of the country people use rail trails to enjoy the beauty of the countryside. 

Cities without this facility are working to develop them. The United States has a federal infrastructure bill and transportation bills that bring rail trails to the front of public attention. 

Easy Spaces to Revamp: 
Rail trails are already available and ready for use. They will accommodate a large number of people, and the trails are up to continuous use. Directions are set with trails already mapped out. Trail networks link together across the nation benefiting millions spending time in the out of doors. 

Wellbeing: 
Ride along trails by bike or walk. Stop and look at the sites when you wish. This is difficult to manage when riding in other modes of transportation. These trails turn a leisurely afternoon into a real adventure. Active people are healthier, and trails are an innovative way to get as many people moving as possible. Help your body function better with a great exercise routine in a great environment. 

Transportation/Livability: 
Rail trails flow through the city and through the countryside. They are already mapped out, so the cost to the community is minimal. The Great Allegheny Passage has the honor of being one of the initial trails to be inducted into the “Rail trail hall of Fame” (RTC). 

Trails make moving through historic districts easy without conventional transportation. Bicycles, scooters, and foot traffic allows users to stop and picnic or casually walk with friends, a great way to enjoy the community environment. The output of funding does not distract from other neighborhood projects. 

There are at least 200 rail trails in the United States 

Trail Example
Longest Trails in the United States:

  • Cowboy Trail-Nebraska- 219 miles
  • Katy Trail State Park-Missouri-240 miles
  • Soo Line Trail-Northern Route- Minnesota 148 miles
  • John Wayne Pioneer Trail- Washington-229 miles

Conservation/ Environment: 
Using these spaces conserves the environment and lets the community enjoy the beauty of the area. Everyone can travel along these pathways. Pick a spot and travel the rails, I mean trails, Fred Meijer-Michigan, Robins Run Rail Trail- Pennsylvania (Oldest in the US), Hiawatha trail Milwaukee and Creeper or Capital Trail-Virginia. If you love getting seeing the fall foliage, a rail trail is a wonderful way to watch nature change colors. 

Economy/Revitalization: 
People using the trails bring a boost to the area’s economy. Businesses grow, or new groups become interested and relocate to the vicinity. 

Historic Preservation: 
Make an effort to enjoy trails in as many countries as possible. Trails are often in historical areas. Since railways were built historically in the beginning era of the country, the scenery, and location are most likely of very important historical spaces. 

Some lines swing through many picturesque areas of the community. A few trails offer sights of covered bridges, antique shops, and quaint cafes. Some places have rest stops and facilities. 

Searching for fabulous places to spend relaxation time is easier when there are rail trails in the neighborhood close to your home. This is one of the most affordable ways to exercise while getting out with friends and family. Bring your bike or walking shoes and prepare for spectacular scenery. 

Some of the Oldest Rail-Trails: 

  • Historical Railroad Tunnel Trail-Nevada
  • The D&L Trail-Pennsylvania
  • History Rail Trail County Park-Pennsylvania
  • East Bay Bike Path- Rhode Island
  • Schuylkill River Trail-Pennsylvania
  • White River Trail- Nebraska
  • Katy Trail State Park-Missouri
  • Blue River rail Trail-Kansas
  • Piscataquis Trail-New Hampshire
  • Historic Battlefield Trails-Texas

If circling the globe, check out trails in England, Bermuda, Australia, and New Zealand. There are other countries too with scenic trails to ride or walk. The extensive group of trails around the globe is awesome. Savor the beauty of the landscape while seeing environments impossible by car. 

Trails around the World: 
Rail Trail Spain
Spain: 
The Ruta del Carrilet is practically hill free, which makes it easy to ride or walk. It has everything you might imagine on a rail line, bridges, lakes, and old towns. The Via Verde del Tajuna is paved and runs on the outer area of Madrid; the country has many other rail trails. 

United Kingdom: 
Travel Downs Link in West Sussex/Surrey, The Camel Trail, or the 26 miles of Horn Sea Rail Trail in East Riding of Yorkshire. 

Australia: 
The Great Victorian Rail Trail- This trail moves through over 15 towns and covers 134 kilometers, no traffic- places to stay-small- close to suburbs but still close to nature, art, and local culture. 

Singapore: 
The path along Singapore’s rail trail gives visitors a true view of nature. Walk this track line and enjoy a cluster of foliage that rustles through two countries. 

Whether your interest is beauty, history, or pure exercise, the long list of rail trails has something to accommodate everyone. In the past rail was king, therefore rails run all over the United States, although a few have become lost. However, many are being restored, these paths and great for getting out and traveling without the problem of facing traffic. 

One of these trails is the Yellowstone’s forgotten trails. This is one of the harder trails. However, most are renovated and ready for travel. So, pick your state or country and get moving.

Outdoor Recreation

Physical, Intellectual and Social Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

How do you feel when you spend time engaging in an outdoor activity? Engaging and fun right? Even if you are on a busy schedule as you struggle with your career, it is recommended that you create some time to relax, away from work-related stress. There is no better way to take advantage of this time than engaging in your favorite outdoor activity and if you don’t have one, adopt the many available. You might be a sports enthusiast, hiker or enjoy surfing. Other than enjoying the new and refreshing atmosphere, the outdoor activities positively improve your health keeping you mentally and physically fit.

Let’s Get Physical

Based on data from the Center for Disease Control, adults engage in roughly seventy-five minutes of actual physical or aerobic activity daily. Majority of individuals resort to the gym for any physical activity. However, you might not be a gym person, and it would be great to seek some adventurous action to engage you still physically. This is mostly for the faint-hearted – people that need some motivation to get physical. It isn’t necessary for you to utilize equipment to attain the desired physical activity. The ultimate solution is to go outdoors and get creative. Without you even realizing it, you are exposing your body to better health. Other than increasing your endurance level, you lower your blood pressure by cutting down on your calories and strengthen your heart. You also attain a better muscular structure and a stronger immune system.

Connect with Your Friends

If you desire your outdoor activity to be more fun, then engaging with a friend would offer you the time of your life. Sporting activities like football and basketball require a team to play. This is an excellent opportunity to establish a new connection with people that you meet at your outdoor activity. You get the chance of bonding with like-minded individuals. There is also reliable evidence that states outdoor activities improve the social qualities of a young individual who are at risk of disengagement from the society due to anti-social behavior. If you don’t expose your young ones to the world, what other way do you expect them to adapt to the challenges of the real world? Outdoor adventurous experiences offer the young population the opportunity to get to know the appropriate manner to manage themselves in a risky environment. The social encounter boosts the esteem of participants of the outdoor events as they are capable of confidently interacting with other people to produce lasting relationships.

Mental Benefits

Considering an outdoor activity is your opportunity to relax your body, mind, and soul, studies have shown that the people that engage in such activities have better sleeping patterns. This means better productivity as a relaxed mind is more creative. Some people also receive motivation from the experiences they acquire while enjoying the outdoor ambiance. It leaves them rejuvenated once they return to their normal routines. If you are depressed, then the outdoor environment can relieve your stress. Maybe you just need some time off your busy schedule and allow your body to recover.

The numerous advantages of outdoor activities are easy to acquire and are free. Why not take advantage of the natural environment and improve your health?

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