At VBF we've been working really hard on a rails with trails resolution that we will give to Governor Kaine tomorrow. 26 organizations have signed on so far.
Basically we're asking that all rail projects in Virginia that receive state funding be required to have bike and pedestrian accommodations, including rails-with-trails. Imagine a trail system connecting everything from New Orleans to New York, along active rail lines. The railroads have to build service roads anyway!
Please sign our online petition, and try to get a letter of support from any organization that you belong to.
There's more about it on our website.