Maricopa County (AZ) has put together a comprehensive guide to best practices in trail planning, construction, and maintenance. The 99-page guide includes Planning Objectives for a variety of trail types, motorized as well as nonmotorized. Barrier-free trails are also discussed, along with vegetation management, signs and wayfinding, and many more details of trail development and sustainable maintenance.
Published May 01, 2018
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Trails work on federal lands is planned through a maintenance management system.
Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.
Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.