This study responded to a unique opportunity to determine behavioral changes that resulted from the construction of a critical link of the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). Observational data were collected both before and after construction of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge that linked two separate segments of the regional greenway. Prior to construction of the bridge and trail connections, the two segments of the ATT were separated by Interstate 40. Heavy traffic on local streets, as well as a lack of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the area provided additional barriers to active travel between the two ATT segments.

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