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New Interactive Trails Map for QC

The interactive map allows users to choose trails based on difficulty or type of activity.
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The interactive map allows users to choose trails based on difficulty or type of activity.
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A new website is now available with comprehensive information about biking and hiking trails in the Quad Cities. QC Trails dot org is the result of a partnership of the Quad City Health Initiative and Bi-State Regional Commission.

Lisa Miller, from Bi-State, says the interactive site can be used with any device - computer, tablet, or phone.
Funding for the project came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a grant program called the Partnership to Improve Community Health.

Miller says just designing a new website probably won't be enough to convince local residents to become active - there has to be more.

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Can set up an account with favorites, write about your experiences, and plan future activities.

And there are "electronic badges" available for completing various tasks, 16 in all so far, such as the marathoner badge for covering 26 miles on a local trail.

Qctrails.org also includes photos and comments, plus information about access points, degree of difficulty, and whether pets are allowed.