Examples of Rails to Trails
A reader shares these examples of former railways converted into multi-purpose trails for cycling and walking, and at the same time serving as a wildlife corridor.
Shiroishi, Sapporo, Hokkaido – http://www.city.sapporo.jp/shiroishi/shisetsu/doboku/cycling/index.html (in Japanese only)
Hida, Gifu – http://rail-mtb.com (in Japanese only)
Photos of the Hida system in use here: http://blog.cycleroad.com/archives/50663614.html
A system similar to that of the Hida one in Hokkaido – http://torokko.co.uk/syaryo.php