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posted Mar 13, 2018
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
A survey of all rail-trail managers in an effort to document the level of crime on trails, and identify the mitigation measures used by trail designers and managers.
A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).
This study looks at property values and crime rates adjacent to the rail-trail.
Despite increased promotion of trails for health and recreation, critics of new trail development continue to raise questions about the suitability of trails in neighborhoods. Concerns often focus on the impact of trails on property values and public safety in different types of neighborhoods.
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
This report concludes that trail-related liability is primarily a management issue. Laws are in place to protect all parties from unwarranted lawsuits and the rest is up to proper design, maintenance and management.
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