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Recreational Trails Program Award

2005 Recreational Trails Program awards

Trail Access Information for Northern Nevada

Project sponsor: Beneficial Designs, Inc.; Nevada State Parks, USDA-Forest Service, Washoe County, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Carson City, Douglas County
Award Category: Accessibility Enhancement
2005 Annual Achievement Award winner: for trail projects funded through the Recreational Trails Program of the Federal Highway Administration

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Access information sign on Nevada's Buckeye Bicycle Path

Congressional District: Gibbons (R-2) Senators: Ensign (R) and Reid (D)

A $29, 779 RTP grant allowed the installation of on-trail signage, based on the Universal Trail Assessment Process, to create Trail Access Information for 22 trail segments that were identified as being the highest priority at six sites.

The partnership in this project included Nevada State Parks, USDA-Forest Service, Washoe County, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Carson City, Douglas County, Town of Minden, and Beneficial Designs, Inc. As a result of the inventory process project, accessibility improvements were made to existing trails and are planned for additional trails.

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Peter Axelson on the trail

Access improvements include stabilization of the trail tread, reduction of tread cross slopes, and removal of tread obstructions. In addition, trail access information was posted on the website. Recreational trail opportunities in northern Nevada are now accessible to a much wider variety of current and potential trail users.

Contact: Peter Axelson, Beneficial Designs, Inc., 1617 Water St., Suite B, Minden, NV 89423, 775-783-8822

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