A 1990s study of 372 rail trails throughout the country found very low rates of crime on sub-urban and rural rail trails, arguably much low-er than prevailing rates in their communities.1 One local indicator is the experience of our neighbors in Easthampton, where in December 2006, then-Police Chief McMahon stated, “Since its opening I find that the Manhan Rail Trail has had virtually no impact on crime for the City of Easthampton.” It is also worth noting that the current rail corridor, which is not monitored, could itself be a magnet for mischief.