Connecting Communities to Trails
Benefits of connecting communities with parks and public lands.
Presenter: Jessica Baas, Community Planner U.S.DOT Volpe Center; Krista Sherwood, Transportation Planner National Park Service; Saara Snow, Travel Initiatives Coordinator Adventure Cycling
Connecting communities with their parks and public lands by trails and other active transportation/recreation (biking and walking) initiatives provides a multitude of benefits. Learn best practices, case studies, and resources to increase active transportation connectivity between communities, national parks and tourist destinations, to be featured in a new Active Transportation “how-to” guidebook.
Trails have been integrated into this historic community using canal towpaths, stream corridors, and abandoned railroads.
Spectacular coastal trail on the Lost Coast of northern California's Mendocino County.
The 4.8 mile Nelson-Trevino Canoe Trail located between Nelson, WI and Wabasha, MN is a treasure of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
Wayfinding signs are the perfect way to easily communicate with trail users and keep them safe and oriented on the trail.
The trail follows ridges above timber line in the vastness of interior Alaska.