Examples from Across the Globe
The basics behind developing and managing natural surface, shared-use trail systems.
“The Art of Sustainable Trail Management” will teach attendees the basics behind developing and managing natural surface, shared-use trail systems. In 25 years, Tony has passionately led crews in sculpting over 850 kilometers of shared-use and purpose-built trails for mountain bicyclists of all ages and abilities around the world. His session will include examples from his work in China, Australia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Topics ranging from bench cut construction to rolling contour design will be covered. This session is geared primarily towards beginning and intermediate level trailbuilders, including volunteers, agency staff, and professional trail crews.
The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails
Trailshaping is a system of understanding in which simple, everyday forces shape (generate) the big picture, details, and nuances of all trails and all trail types, as well as context-specific trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.
One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.